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Gall midges - Cecidomyiidae Porricondylinae - Karshomyia - male - female

Gall midges - Cecidomyiidae Porricondylinae - Karshomyia - Male Female
Chamblee, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
September 6, 2010
Size: 3 mm together
Any hopes of species ID? Just curious about these wee animals.

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Karshomyia sp. (Cecidomyiinae)
The male on the left has binodal flagellomeres, and on the abdomen the sternites (ventral) are transversely divided in two longitudinal bands.
The female on the right, has the tergites on the abdomen (dorsal) also transversely divided and the wing veination has the long R5 vein and appears to have a forked Cu vein. I would say its a Karshomyia sp.

 
Thank you, John Plakidas.
You've done some interesting work on a group of very delicate organisms.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. ID by appearance is rare outside of Lestremiinae. Most identifications are based on gall association.

 
Thank you, John.
Living things can be most complicated to us!

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