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Genus Meunieriella

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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 Lasiopteridi
Tribe Alycaulini
Genus Meunieriella
Explanation of Names
Named for Belgian entomologist Fernand Anatole Meunier (1868-1926)
Numbers
One described species in North America (1)
Remarks
M. aquilonia Gagné causes blister galls on leaves of honeylocust (Gleditsia tricanthos). Raymond J. Gagné has reared an undescribed species from leaf spot galls in Smilax [email to Charley Eiseman, 7/26/2012].
"The genus is overwhelmingly Neotropical. Most species are known to be inquilinous in galls of other Cecidomyiidi but at least two, M. aquilonia and M. avicenniae, are gall makers."(2)