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Genus Asteromyia

More goldenrod gall fauna - Asteromyia carbonifera Leaf gall - Asteromyia euthamiae possible gall midge on Symphyotrichum drummondii - Asteromyia Gall Midge - Asteromyia carbonifera Cecidomyiidae, Solidago ulmifolia - Asteromyia tumifica Gall Midge - Asteromyia tumifica Gall Midge gall - Asteromyia tumifica Cecidomyiinae, on Grass-leaved goldenrod - Asteromyia euthamiae
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
Nine species, all found in North America
Asteraceae: Astereae (composites related to Aster)
"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.