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Species Dasineura trifolii

Fly from folded clover leaves - Dasineura trifolii Fly from folded clover leaves - Dasineura trifolii Fly from folded clover leaves - Dasineura trifolii larva in clover leaf - Dasineura trifolii larva in clover leaf - Dasineura trifolii
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 Lasiopteridi
Tribe Dasineurini
Genus Dasineura
Species trifolii (Dasineura trifolii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Loew
Explanation of Names
Named after Trifolium, the genus of clover.
Range
Native to Europe; first documented in North America in 1879. (1)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid on developing clover leaflets. Larvae feed along the midrib covered by the expanding leaflet halves. Full-grown larvae spin cocoons either in the swelling or in the soil. Several generations per year. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.