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Species Procecidochares atra

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Subfamily Tephritinae
Tribe Cecidocharini
Genus Procecidochares
Species atra (Procecidochares atra)
Its galls are most common on Solidago altissima, S. gigantea, S. rugosa.
Life Cycle
The species has two generations a year. Interestingly, the spring generation develops in large stem galls at the base of the host plant and each gall contains several larvae, unlike the bud galls of the summer generation, each of which contains a single larva. Comment by Netta Dorchin