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Species Acericecis ocellaris - Ocellate Gall Midge

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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 Lasiopteridi
Genus Acericecis
Species ocellaris (Ocellate Gall Midge)
Other Common Names
Maple eyespot gall & Maple Leaf Spot Gall.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cecidomyia ocellaris
Life Cycle
Larvae develop in leaves of maples, usually Acer rubrum and usually in the spring. After a week in the leaf (during which time the gall is formed) the larva drops to the ground, burrows, and pupates. Adults emerge the following spring.
See Also
These fungal leaf spots, possibly caused by Septoria aceris, are somewhat similar--see the discussion below the image: