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Species Thecodiplosis brachynteroides

Pine Needle Gall Midge (Thecodiplosis japonensis)? - Thecodiplosis brachynteroides Pine Needle Gall Midge (Thecodiplosis japonensis)? - Thecodiplosis brachynteroides
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 Cecidomyiini
Genus Thecodiplosis
Species brachynteroides (Thecodiplosis brachynteroides)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cecidomyia brachynteroides Osten Sacken, 1862
Range
MD to VA (1)
Food
Pinus virginiana (1)
Life Cycle
Mature larvae crawl out through the top of the gall and drop to the ground in October. Pupation and adult emergence take place in early spring. (1)
Remarks
Possibly synonymous with T. pinirigidae on pitch pine; the two species are indistinguishable other than by host plant. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.