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Genus Lopesia

Lopesia from Croton glandulosus galls - Lopesia Lopesia from Croton glandulosus galls - Lopesia - female
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 Lopesiini
Genus Lopesia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lopesia R├╝bsaamen 1908
Numbers
24 described species, all from the tropics except for one from subtropical Florida.(1) The species on BugGuide is undescribed.
Range
Mostly tropical
Food
Larvae in a wide variety of plants; the species on BugGuide and one Brazilian species make galls in Croton (Euphorbiaceae).