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)
Species trifolii (Dasineura trifolii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Named after Trifolium, the genus of clover.
Native to Europe; first documented in North America in 1879. (1)
Eggs are laid on developing clover leaflets. Larvae feed along the midrib covered by the expanding leaflet halves. Full-grown larvae spin cocoons either in the swelling or in the soil. Several generations per year. (1)
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