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Genus Asteromyia

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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 Alycaulini
Genus Asteromyia
Numbers
Nine species, all found in North America
Food
Asteraceae: Astereae (composites related to Aster)
Remarks
"Except for A. tumifica (Beutenmüller), which occurs at the base of goldenrod stems, all [species] are responsible for blister galls on leaves and green stems. Most have a fungal symbiont responseible for forming a black, hard cast around full-grown larvae."(1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.