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Another kind of goldenrod gall - Schizomyia racemicola

Another kind of goldenrod gall - Schizomyia racemicola
Horsham Trail, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 22, 2011
Size: +/- 3 mm
These little goldenrod galls look like some kind of fruit or berry.But, of course goldenrods don't produce berries, so they had to be galls. A pink larva dropped out of the first one I opened. It looks like it may be Dasineura. I never saw this gall before, and I couldn't find any more of them although I searched many other plants nearby.
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Another kind of goldenrod gall - Schizomyia racemicola Another kind of goldenrod gall - Schizomyia racemicola Another kind of goldenrod gall - Schizomyia racemicola

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I had never seen these before either, but I've been seeing quite a few of them lately--except the ones I've been seeing are red. The adult may be an inquiline; this species is supposed to overwinter as larvae in the soil. Were all of these photos really taken on the same date?

 
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They were all from the same and only cluster of galls that I found. The studio photos were taken the next day. The adults may have been there all along. I will unlink that image since it is a different species and will be in the lookout for anything else that shows up in my "mini-terrarium" aka ziplock bag.

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