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Cecidomyiinae, stem gall of an undetermined plant  - Lasioptera solidaginis

Cecidomyiinae, stem gall of an undetermined plant - Lasioptera solidaginis
Red Oak Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
May 7, 2017
April 17, 2017: collected a low-to-the-ground stem gall of an undetermined plant
April 22, 1027: 6 gall midges emerged
almost daily: more flies emerged
May 1, 2017: only found 2 emergent holes in the gall, cut the gall in half to find more fly pupae and emerging adults.
Watch Here They were quite colorful/beautiful.
May 2 - 5, 2017: more adults
Batch rearing.

Might this be a Goldenrod stem gall (Lasioptera solidaginis) as per:

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Cecidomyiinae, stem gall of an undetermined plant  - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, pupae - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, pupa emerging from gall - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, adult emerging from pupa - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, dorsal - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, dorsal - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, lateral - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, cells in gall - Lasioptera solidaginis

Moved
Moved from Lasiopteridi.

Moved
Moved from Gall Midges.

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