This study of Gall forming Eriococcidae insect reveals pic 1 closely fitting inside chamber. Head position is anterior (nearer to top) pic 2 appearance of retaining pupal features pic 3 minute residual legs (posterior right leg shown here). pic 4 poorly developed head,eyes, antennae. pic 5 wing buds lacking development. pic 6 yellow mites associated with outside of the gall.
This gall inducing hemipteran bug is severely restricted in the development of adult structures and retains many of the pupal characteristics (paedomorphism).
This insect lives entirely within a plant gall illustrated here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/127...