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Photo#1493691
Stem borer, Gentiana - Melanagromyza gentianivora

Stem borer, Gentiana - Melanagromyza gentianivora
Upper Iowa River Wildlife Management Area, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
11/29/17 Puparia in stems of gentian, Gentiana sp.:



Batch rearing

January 2018 Rearing container brought indoors (I'm impatient)

2/16/18 Adult (shown here)

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Stem borer, Gentiana - Melanagromyza gentianivora Stem borer, Gentiana - Melanagromyza gentianivora Stem borer, Gentiana - Melanagromyza gentianivora

Moved
Moved from Melanagromyza.

It would be great to have higher resolution photos of the adult and puparium of this species for the paper as well...

Williams (1999)
reports rearing a Melanagromyza sp. from overwintered bottle gentian stems. To my knowledge that is the first report of this species.

Williams, Andrew H. Fauna overwintering in or on stems of Wisconsin prairie forbs. In Springer, Joseph T. (ed.) / Proceedings of the Sixteenth North American Prairie Conference
(1999), pp. 156-161.

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