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Galls on Sage - Rhopalomyia

Galls on Sage - Rhopalomyia
Tullamore, Story County, Iowa, USA
August 15, 2006
fuzzy galls on Sage, Artemisia ludoviciana

2016 update

Moved from Rhopalomyia gnaphalodis. So the original description of this gall may have been misidentified as another species, which complicates identification. I'll come back to this if I find more info.

Moved from Rhopalomyia.

Moved from Unidentified Galls.

Moved from ID Request.
They must be midge galls, but they're sure not in Gagne (1989).

I still lived there so I could try rearing, again. Maybe I can sneak back and collect. I've never seen them on any other sage except in the yard.

White sage
MJ's plant looks to me like White Sage (Artemisia ludoviciana) (but MJ could probably say for sure).

it is Artemisia ludoviciana.
Thanks to you and Charley for moving this.

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