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Tribe Lasiopterini

Help Please ??? Help Please ??? Lasioptera vitis - female Goldenrod Gall Fly, dorsal - Lasioptera solidaginis Lasioptera ephedrae Lasioptera - male Cecidomyiinae, dorsal - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiidae, stem gall - Lasioptera solidaginis
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)