Observation 162894: Undetermined
When: 2014-04-05

Notes: These insects are dead and attached to this leaf. Many of the insects have filaments protruding from there back ends and are covered in white fuzz. The carcases are all hallow.

Images

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40X magnification. The image is from second leaf.
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40X magnification.
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1000X magnification.
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1000X magnification.
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400X magnification.
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These insects are the same as on the first leaf and have the same growths but are on different types of leaves.
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These insects are the same as on the first leaf and have the same growths but are on different types of leaves.
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40X magnification. The image is from second leaf. There is a yellow mycilium mass growing out of the middle specimen.
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40X magnification. The image is from second leaf. There is a yellow mycilium mass growing out of the three specimen on the left.
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40X magnification. The image is from second leaf.
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Image taken in Henry Cowell Park on 4/26/2014. This is the third leaf with the insects attached and it is covered with a white mycelium growth which is also covering these insects.
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Image taken in Henry Cowell Park on 4/26/2014. This is the third leaf with the insects attached and it is covered with a white mycelium growth which is also covering these insects.

Proposed Names

Tao
29% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
Tao
29% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Could be Whitefly nymphs.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-04-30 10:41:00 PDT (-0700)

The insects resemble the images here: http://cals.arizona.edu/... , but the shells don’t seem broken as if something hatch from them as I would expect to see if they were Whitefly nymphs.

Certainly not aphids.
By: Byrain
2014-04-29 22:29:40 PDT (-0700)

Looking it up I think the options are whiteflies or some kind of scale insects, try asking bugguide.

I’m still not sure.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-04-29 17:57:36 PDT (-0700)

I believe the leaves are from Umbellularia californica. There is black soot mold on the other side of the leaves so these could be Laurel Aphids but they have solid exoskeletons, are shaped different and have shorter legs. The spores may be the black soot mold spores.

Moldy Aleyrodidae pupae?
By: Byrain
2014-04-29 12:09:49 PDT (-0700)

Maybe something like this, what kind of leaf are they on?

You’re right
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-29 12:01:29 PDT (-0700)

the micro shots show someting different..

Thanks Irene I appreciate your input.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-04-24 14:26:17 PDT (-0700)

I thought they may have there own white fuzz, but there is also a yellow mycelium mass growing out of many of the specimens.

These insects
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-24 05:57:30 PDT (-0700)

are probably woolly all by themselves. Check Pseudococcus and similar species.

Thanks any way.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-04-06 19:40:00 PDT (-0700)

Yes the mycelium growth on the outside of these specimens is white but the structures coming from the aft part are dark with yellow at the ends and the mycelium on the inside of the specimens are dark green. There could be two fungi at work here. I’m not sure.

i do not recognize this fungus
By: Jonathan M
2014-04-06 17:13:35 PDT (-0700)

sorry. weird that on the in situ pics the fungus whas a white fuzz,and in micropictures you show dark spore and hyphae, are you sure there are only one fungus in here?

Tanks Jonathan.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-04-05 20:46:27 PDT (-0700)

I will see if I can get a micro of this. For the other observation http://mushroomobserver.org/161954?q=1qTxm. I have some micro for it but the specimens are in very close proximity to another myxo and I am afraid of corruption form contamination. When I have a clean sample I will post it.

very cool!
By: Jonathan M
2014-04-05 19:28:47 PDT (-0700)

again, if you have the chance please scope this, it seem to be anamorphic but i do not know what genera for now.

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