Jellybean Gall Midge (Gall)
probably Rhopalomyia glutinosa

probably Rhopalomyia
According to Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and
Other Western States by Ron Russo, this gall fits the description
of the Jellybean Gall Midge gall: "Galls ...seen in March were
green. This midge has been found from Utah west into the
Mountains and the Mojave Desert".  Also "...jellylike
but hard..glutinous
blobs...small protuberances over the top
with green coloration
around the base."  We have had a late
winter, so the coloration of these galls is right. ┬ęCarol Davis
2019, Mercur Canyon, Tooele County, Utah.

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