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Cecidomyiidae, Zigzag Goldenrod, spots, top of leaf  - Asteromyia modesta

Cecidomyiidae, Zigzag Goldenrod, spots, top of leaf - Asteromyia modesta
Craggy Rocks, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017: drawn to this leaf of Zigzag Goldenrod, Solidago flexicaulis, by the pattern and colors. By gentle touch only one of the spots felt like it had a center bump.
October 20, 2017: collected 2 more leaves, all spots felt as if they had center bumps.

October 29, 2017: opened one of the leaf spots on the 2nd collection to a live orange larva.

These leaf spots had no fungal association as per
or

Gagné’s Red Book: S. flexicaulis is a known host plant for Asteromyia modesta

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Cecidomyiidae, Zigzag Goldenrod, spots, top of leaf  - Asteromyia modesta Cecidomyiidae, Zigzag Goldenrod, spots, underside of leaf  - Asteromyia modesta