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Species Asphondylia solidaginis

Goldenrod gall fauna, a different kind of pupa - Asphondylia solidaginis Goldenrod gall fauna, adult - Asphondylia solidaginis Gall Progress - Asphondylia solidaginis galls on Goldenrod - Asphondylia solidaginis Cecidomyiidae, Goldenrod galls 1 & 2 - Asphondylia solidaginis Cecidomyiidae, Goldenrod gall 3 - Asphondylia solidaginis Pelham Road gall maybe on Solidago canadensis D_G78 2019 2 - Asphondylia solidaginis Pelham Road gall maybe on Solidago canadensis D_G78 2019 3 - Asphondylia solidaginis
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 Cecidomyiidi
Tribe Asphondyliini
Genus Asphondylia (Bud gall midges)
No Taxon (goldenrod and aster feeding species)
Species solidaginis (Asphondylia solidaginis)
Explanation of Names
Author: Beutenmüller, 1907
Remarks
They occur on more than one species of goldenrod but mostly on Solidago altissima. These galls are usually heavily parasitized, and one of the common parasitoids is a species of Galeopsomyia (Eulophidae), which induces “a gall within a gall”, little black balls. Dr. Netta Dorchin, (e-mail communication).
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