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Species Rhopalomyia clarkei

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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 Oligotrophini
Genus Rhopalomyia
Species clarkei (Rhopalomyia clarkei)
Explanation of Names
Author: Felt, 1907
Remarks
Larvae produce galls on Solidago altissima and S. rugosa. Similar galls on S. gigantea are caused by a different species, possibly R. inquisitor.