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Tribe Lasiopterini

Cecidomyiid hatched from Stem Gall on scrub oak - Lasioptera Cecidomyiid hatched from Stem Gall on scrub oak - Lasioptera Lasioptera vitis - female Cecidomyiidae, larva - Lasioptera solidaginis Goldenrod Gall Fly, dorsal - Lasioptera solidaginis Goldenrod Gall Fly, spent pupal case - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiidae on Mountain Mint - Lasioptera Cecidomyiidae on Mountain Mint, larvae - Lasioptera
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 Lasiopterini
Remarks
"Lasiopterini are a large, chiefly Old World tribe. Of the 330 known species, only 37 are native to North America and none is known from South America. Most Lasiopterini form simple swellings on buds, stems, petioles, and leaf ribs of various plants, but some live in galls or galleries originally formed by other insects. Most are associated with a symbiotic fungus."(1)