Telegraphweed

Steve Deaver collected this telegraphweed from a job site in Wallace, Calaveras County, Ca.

We took some microscope pictures to examine the structure. The oil appears to be extruded from the main stem and leaves, where it mostly remains (as opposed to being on the ends of hairs). We found one mite (see video), and an insect, shown at the bottom.

 

 

Small wasp that fell off the specimen of Telegraphweed.
Small wasp that fell off the specimen of Telegraphweed.
leaf of telegraphwed
leaf of telegraphwed
Lacebug nymph.
Lacebug nymph.
Lacebug nymph.
Lacebug nymph. (thanks to Dr. Lynn Kimsey for ID)

 

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