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Supertribe Cecidomyiidi

Which Gall Midge is this? - female gall midge Rhododendron tip gall - maybe Clinodiplosis rhododendri - Clinodiplosis rhododendri Oak gall - Macrodiplosis majalis Macrodiplosis niveipila - male Fly larva in leaf mine of Odontota dorsalis - Lestodiplosis needle miner in scales of Calocedrus decurrens seedling - Contarinia undescribed-species-on-incense-cedar gall midge
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
Numbers
Includes Aphidoletini, Asphondyliini, Cecidomyiini, Clinodiplosini, Lestodiplosini, Mycodiplosini, and several unplaced genera.
Identification
Typically 12 flagellomeres. Male flagellomeres are binodal (except in most Asphondyliini) and their circumfila are looped. Females have cylindrical flagellomeres. Most adults have a long, narrow lobe at the top of the head behind the eyes, which bears a pair of large proclinate setae. Female cerci are free, but may be closely appressed or so reduced that they appear to be fused. The aedeagus is free and appears more sclerotized than in the Lasiopteridi. Ventral papillae of the larvae are generally asetose. (1)
Remarks
This group contains gall makers, fungus feeders, and predators. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.