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Species Ozirhincus millefolii

Small Interesting Fly - Ozirhincus millefolii Diptera. - Ozirhincus millefolii - male Diptera. - Ozirhincus millefolii - 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 Lasiopteridi
Tribe Lasiopterini
Genus Ozirhincus
Species millefolii (Ozirhincus millefolii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clinorrhyncha millefolii Wachtl 1884
Clinorhyncha filicis Felt 1907
Ozirhincus millefolii
Palearctic; introduced to and widespread in North America since colonial times(1)(2)
Life Cycle
Larvae develop in seeds of Achillea millefolium.
Works Cited
1.Morphological and Molecular Revision of the Genus Ozirhincus (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
Dorchin, Netta et al. 2015. PLOS One.
2.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.