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sunflower feeding species

galls - Asphondylia helianthiglobulus Stem gall - Asphondylia helianthiglobulus Stem gall - Asphondylia helianthiglobulus gall midge - Asphondylia helianthiglobulus Cecidomyiinae, stem galls on Sawtooth Sunflower - Asphondylia helianthiglobulus Cecidomyiinae, stem gall - Asphondylia helianthiglobulus Cecidomyiidae - Asphondylia helianthiflorae Cecidomyiidae, thorax, lateral - Asphondylia helianthiflorae - male
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 Asphondyliini
Genus Asphondylia
No Taxon sunflower feeding species
Galls have been assigned to two described species based on the form of the gall. It is likely that there are more than two species of midges responsible for these galls.