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Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, gall - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis

Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, gall - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
West Oak Woods, Mills County, Iowa, USA
August 7, 2016
I've repeatedly collected these galls too late in the year so this year, if I remembered, I would collect early
June 30, 2016: collected 2 stem galls on Goldenrod, Solidago sp.
July 21, 2016: found tingids on leaves
August 7, 2016: noticed there were no larva(e) photos on BG so opened 1 of the galls, then taped it back together (I knew it wouldn't work)
September 20, 2016: an adult moth in the jar but it escaped (outside) while I was trying to take a photo
September 24, 2016: noticed that the taped gall had an open emergent hole, so looked closer and wow, a live moth

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Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, gall - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, open gall - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, open gall - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, taped gall - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, dorsal - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, lateral - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, spent pupal case - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis