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Species Contarinia verrucicola - Linden Wart Gall Midge

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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 Cecidomyiidi
Tribe Cecidomyiini
Genus Contarinia
Species verrucicola (Linden Wart Gall Midge)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cecidomyia verrucicola Osten Sacken, 1875
Range
Northeastern US. Although the galls can be found on European linden, they are not known to occur in Europe.
Remarks
Larvae develop in warty galls on leaves, twigs, and fruit of American and European lindens (Tilia spp.). Mature larvae exit galls (from the underside, if in leaves) and overwinter in the soil. Adults have not been reared. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.