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)
Species investita (Dasineura investita)
Explanation of Names
Author: Plakidas, 2016
Develops in galls on wood nettle (Laportea).
"Ovoid, smooth, translucent gall with short terminal nipple, connected to plant by narrow pedicel . . . Commonly found on leaves in June, the galls can be seen also on petioles, stems, and flower parts later in summer." (1)
Plakidas, John D. 2016. The gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae: Cecidomyiinae) from Allegheny County Pennsylvania. An International Journal of Dipterological Research 27(3-4):65-176.
Contributed by Charley Eiseman on 13 January, 2010 - 9:35pm Last updated 7 November, 2017 - 2:59pm
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