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Supertribe Lasiopteridi

Adult fly emerging from pupal case - Rhopalomyia solidaginis - male Reddish galls - Dasineura tumidosae galls on mapleleaf viburnum - Sackenomyia commota Cecidomyiidae - Rhopalomyia Galls on White Sage - Rhopalomyia Gall on Dichelostemma capitatum? Gnat? Galls, Cornus - Neolasioptera cornicola
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
Includes the tribes Alycaulini, Lasiopterini, Ledomyiini, Oligotrophini, and Trotteriini.
Most have an irregular number of flagellomeres, rarely numbering exactly 12. Male flagellomeres are made up of a node and a distal neck that is longer than on female antennae. The cerci of the ovipositor are usually fused into one caudal lobe. The male aedeagus is supported on each side by gonocoxal lobes. Most ventral papillae of the larvae are setose. (1)
Mostly gall makers; a few fungus feeders.
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.