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Tribe Lopesiini

Who emerged from here? - Obolodiplosis robiniae Who emerged from here? - Obolodiplosis robiniae perhaps Obolodiplosis? - Obolodiplosis robiniae Lopesia from Croton glandulosus galls - Lopesia - female Black Locust Gall Midge - Obolodiplosis robiniae Obolodiplosis robiniae? - Obolodiplosis robiniae Sedwick road leaf gall on Robinia pseudoacacia D_G90 2020 1 - Obolodiplosis robiniae Sedwick road leaf gall on Robinia pseudoacacia D_G90 2020 2 - Obolodiplosis robiniae
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
Remarks
"This tribe of 31 species, all plant feeders, appears mainly tropical in distribution. Its separation as a tribe is still uncertain due to the small known sample and its still indistinct morphological limits that include: general robustness; reductions in size and circumfila of male flagellomeres; extra teeth on the tarsal claws of some species; and numerous short, sensory ventral setae on the female cerci. Known larvae have diminutive terminal papillae with two or more pairs bearing tiny corniform setae."(1)