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Cecidomyiidae, Virginia Wild Rye - Hybolasioptera elymi

Cecidomyiidae, Virginia Wild Rye - Hybolasioptera elymi
Chattanooga Park, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
April 22, 2018
April 21, 2018: John van der Linden was showing Fleur how he looks for fly larvae. Fleur opened a blackened stem to several orange larvae. John not only knew the plant (in April) but also the gall fly larvae.

May 3, 2018: some orange larvae were now pupae
May 7, 2018: gall flies, 4 of them and 2 spent pupae protruding from the stem
May 9, 2018: 1 adult fly, then 2 more adults, also looks like 1 pupa laying at bottom of vial
May 10, 2018: 1 wasp
May 15, 2018: 1 adult fly
May 16, 2018: 1 adult fly

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