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These tiny guys make entry "tubes" into the tree. They look like they are made of wax. The insect itself is quite small, maybe a 1/4" long max. They are mostly black. You can see some at the entry. They were all working on the tube structure.
Tropical dry forest. I have seen them in both living and dead trees.
Spotted on Oct 24, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011