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Tribe Lasiopterini

Lasioptera vitis - female Cecidomyiidae, gall on Goldenrod, other side - Lasioptera solidaginis Gall on Goldenrod, opened - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiidae on Mountain Mint, larvae - Lasioptera lorrainae Cecidomyiinae, cells in gall - Lasioptera solidaginis Stem Gall on Bloomeria crocea - Lasioptera Cecidomyiidae, stem gall - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiidae, dorsal - Lasioptera solidaginis
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
"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)