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Genus Lasioptera

Cecidomyiid hatched from Stem Gall on scrub oak - Lasioptera Lasioptera vitis - female Gall on Goldenrod, opened - Lasioptera solidaginis Goldenrod Gall Fly, lateralX - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, cells in gall - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiidae, stem gall - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiidae, lateral - Lasioptera solidaginis Gall on richweed - Lasioptera
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 Lasiopterini
Genus Lasioptera
Numbers
34 North American species. (1)
Food
Stem galls in Amphicarpa; elongate stem swellings in Lobelia (2)
Remarks
Larvae of most species are found in stems, where some are inquilines rather than gallmakers. A few live in leaf spots or in fruit. Most species have a fungal symbiont. Larvae pupate in the galls. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.
2.Plant Galls and Gall Makers
Ephraim Porter Felt. 1940. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc., Ithaca NY.