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Supertribe Lasiopteridi

From bioblitz - Dasineura salicifoliae Larvae on Spiraea tomentosa - Hardhack or Steeplebush - Dasineura salicifoliae Craneiobia tuba? - Craneiobia tuba Purple Sage galls - Rhopalomyia Gall on Dichelostemma capitatum? Unid Leafminer Gsc2 - Asteromyia carbonifera Grass deformity - Astictoneura muhlenbergiae Celticecis supina - Celticecis
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 Lasiopteridi
Numbers
Includes the tribes Alycaulini, Lasiopterini, Ledomyiini, Oligotrophini, and Trotteriini.
Identification
Most have an irregular number of flagellomeres, rarely numbering exactly 12. Male flagellomeres are made up of a node and a distal neck that is longer than on female antennae. The cerci of the ovipositor are usually fused into one caudal lobe. The male aedeagus is supported on each side by gonocoxal lobes. Most ventral papillae of the larvae are setose. (1)
Remarks
Mostly gall makers; a few fungus feeders.
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.