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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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Tribe Lasiopterini

Lasioptera vitis - female Horsenettle Stem Gall ID Request - Lasioptera solani Cecidomyiidae, larva - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiinae, gallX on Mountain Mint - Lasioptera lorrainae Cecidomyiidae, Virginia Wild Rye, larvae - Hybolasioptera elymi Cecidomyiidae, dorsal - Lasioptera solidaginis Cecidomyiidae, lateral - Lasioptera solidaginis Gall on richweed - Lasioptera
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)