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Species Schizomyia macrofila

Gall on Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii,  I believe ) - Schizomyia macrofila
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
Tribe Asphondyliini
Genus Schizomyia
Species macrofila (Schizomyia macrofila)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asphondylia macrofila Felt, 1907
Range
California (1)
Food
Amsinckia spp. (1)
Life Cycle
Adults emerge in spring and insert eggs in plant tissue. One to six larvae develop rapidly in each 3-15 mm gall and drop to the soil when full-grown. There is one generation per year. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.