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Sedge scale - male

Sedge scale - Male
Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
April 5, 2012
Size: 2.4 mm
I have found these several times now on woodland sedges (Carex laxiflora, or thereabouts). This one happened to be at the beginning of a Cosmopterix leaf mine.

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This is the male developing i
This is the male developing into a pupa. Can you see any females?

 
My memory...
is that all the ones I've seen have looked like this, and seemed to be solitary, but I'll see what I find as I continue going through my photos, and I'll keep an eye out for females in the field.

 
Two more
Here are two other sedge scales. One looks similar to the one above; the other might be a female?

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