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Cecidomyiid hatched from Honeysuckle Gall - Lonicerae lonicera

Cecidomyiid hatched from Honeysuckle Gall - Lonicerae lonicera
Maple Springs trail, Orange County, California, USA
March 18, 2011
Size: 3.8mm bl; Gall 1.6x1.2cm
Sorry, earlier measurements were wrong

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Cecidomyiid hatched from Honeysuckle Gall - Lonicerae lonicera Cecidomyiid hatched from Honeysuckle Gall - Lonicerae lonicera

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Not quite sure what to make of this...
Ron Russo's book might have more up-to-date information, but Gagne (1) lists the following options for swollen Lonicera buds, and says "it is unclear from their descriptions how the galls differ."

* Contarinia sp. - The bud is lobulate, 7-13 mm in diameter, and has short, brownish down. Known from British Columbia.

* Rhopalomyia lonicera - The enlarged bud is 1-1.5 cm long and flared apically. Reared from Lonicera subspicata in California.

* "A cecidomyiid" - The bud is irregular, 2-2.5 cm long. This record is taken from Felt (2), and no specimens were kept; the recorded host is Lonicera ciliosa.

Your gall is even bigger than the biggest of these, and it seems like it could be described as "lobulate," "flared apically," or "irregular." I assume you're sending the adult for barcoding... it will be interesting to see what they say.

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