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Species Olpodiplosis helianthi

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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
Genus Olpodiplosis
Species helianthi (Olpodiplosis helianthi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diplosis helianthi Brodie, 1894
Range
Ontario to Iowa, south to Texas (1)
Food
Helianthus spp. (1)
Life Cycle
Adults emerge from the ends of the galls in late spring and in summer, so there are at least two generations per year (1).
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.