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Genus Aphidoletes

very small fly - Aphidoletes aphidimyza Aphid midge larvae with rusty plum aphid - Aphidoletes Aphid Midge larvae - Aphidoletes aphidimyza on milkweed - Aphidoletes Kiss of death? - Aphidoletes Kiss of death - 2 - Aphidoletes Orange larva near some aphids - Aphidoletes Aphid Midge - Aphidoletes
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 Cecidomyiidi
Genus Aphidoletes
Numbers
Nearctica lists 4 species.
Food
They feed on over 60 species of aphids. Adults feed on honeydew.
Life Cycle
Aphid midges overwinter as larvae in cocoons in the soil, pupating in spring. Adults emerge in late spring, mate the night of emergence, and the mated females begin the search for aphids. Most eggs are laid during the first few days after emergence. Females lay elongate orange eggs near aphids.

1. Eggs. 2. Larva. 3. Adult male
Remarks
A. aphidimyza is used for aphid control.
Adult midges fly at night and are rarely seen.
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