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Species Contarinia undescribed-species-on-milkweed

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Cecidomyiidae (Gall Midges and Wood Midges)
Subfamily Cecidomyiinae (Gall Midges)
Supertribe Cecidomyiidi
Tribe Cecidomyiini
Genus Contarinia
Species undescribed-species-on-milkweed (Contarinia undescribed-species-on-milkweed)
Range
NY (1)
Season
Adults were reared in August from larvae collected in July, so there is probably more than one generation per year (1).
Food
Known from swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) (1).
Remarks
Larvae develop in distorted milkweed leaves. The gall was described as a swollen midrib fold in Felt (1940) (2) but as a rolled leaf in Felt's unpublished notebook (1).
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.
2.Plant Galls and Gall Makers
Ephraim Porter Felt. 1940. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc., Ithaca NY.