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Species Rabdophaga strobiloides - Willow Pinecone Gall Midge

Willow Pinecone Gall Midge - Rabdophaga strobiloides Pine-cone Willow Gall on Salix eriochepala - Rabdophaga strobiloides Willow cones - Rabdophaga strobiloides Pine-cone willow gall formed by Rabdophaga strobiloides - Rabdophaga strobiloides Willow Pinecone Gall - Rabdophaga strobiloides Willow Pinecone Gall Midge, eggs - Rabdophaga strobiloides Cecidomyiidae, Willow Pinecone Galls - Rabdophaga strobiloides Cecidomyiidae, Willow Pinecone Gall Midge - Rabdophaga strobiloides
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 Lasiopteridi
Tribe Dasineurini
Genus Rabdophaga
Species strobiloides (Willow Pinecone Gall Midge)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhabdophaga strobiloides
Explanation of Names
Author: Osten Sacken, 1862
Range
New England to California.
Food
Forms galls on many species of willow.
Remarks
It forms galls in the apical buds of growing willow's twigs.
Print References
Gagne, Raymond J. 1989. The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America. Cornell University Press.
Internet References
U. Michigan. Manipulation of host plant development by the gall-midge Rhabdophaga strobiloides.