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Conyza canadensis flower galls SA_23 2015 1

Conyza canadensis flower galls SA_23 2015 1
Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina, USA
September 3, 2015

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St. Andrews flower galls on Conyza canadensis SA_G23 emerged larva 2015 8 St. Andrews flower galls on Conyza canadensis SA_G23 emerged larva 2015 7 Conyza canadensis flower galls SA_23 2015 1 Conyza canadensis flower galls SA_23 2015 2 Conyza canadensis flower galls SA_23 2015 3

Moved
Moved from Gall Midges.

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Galls.

The orange larvae confirm Cecidomyiidae.

Presumably Cecidomyiidae...
but unlike anything recorded from Conyza (or Erigeron, which includes Conyza according to some).

 
Cool! I hope I can rear them
Cool! I hope I can rear them successfully. The larvae started emerging and wandering on Tuesday-Wednesday, and it seemed like they wandered for quite a while. I thought maybe they needed to be buried, so I put some loose soil in the bottom of the vial. I hope that wasn't a mistake.

 
That may work...
I use baby food jars and put about an inch of soil in them. With such a small amount, you may have to monitor soil moisture regularly to make sure it doesn't dry out (adding a few drops of water as needed).

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