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Species Aphidoletes aphidimyza - Aphid Midge

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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
Species aphidimyza (Aphid Midge)
Size
2-3 mm.
Identification
Mosquito-like, delicate with long, dangling legs
Habitat
Cole crops, potatoes, greenhouses, backyard gardens, ornamentals, orchards, berries. Also greenhouses.
Food
Larvae feed on aphids (over 60 spp.)
Remarks
Used as biocontrol for many species of aphids. Commercially available.
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