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Species Lipara lucens

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Carnoidea
Family Chloropidae (Frit Flies)
Subfamily Oscinellinae
Genus Lipara
Species lucens (Lipara lucens)
Explanation of Names
Author: Meigen.
Introduced species from Europe, perhaps not established.
Gall maker of the introduced Common Reed (Phragmites australis). Enters shoot at the tip and mines down. Causes shortening of the nodes.
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