Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Goldenrod gall mystery - Galeopsomyia

Goldenrod gall mystery - Galeopsomyia
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 22, 2009
Size: Gall 4 mm
These little goldenrod blister galls are full of surprises; in addition to the gall maker midge and several parasitoid pupae, I found these little balls (less than 1 mm) that I have no idea what they are.

Higher resolution image

Moved from Unsolved bug-related mysteries.
It parasitizes Asphondylia solidaginis forming galls within galls. Dr. Netta Dorchin, e-mail communication.

Moved from ID Request.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.