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Genus Mycodiplosis

Cecidomyiidae, larvae on rust - Mycodiplosis Cecidomyiidae, more larvae on rust - Mycodiplosis Mycodiplosis Mycodiplosis midge from Pileolaria brevipes rust of Toxicodendron radicans  - Mycodiplosis midge from Pileolaria brevipes rust of Toxicodendron radicans  - Mycodiplosis midge from Pileolaria brevipes rust of Toxicodendron radicans  - Mycodiplosis Cecidomyiidae on leaf surfaces of Arnoglossum reniforme - Mycodiplosis
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 Cecidomyiidi
Genus Mycodiplosis
Explanation of Names
Mycodiplosis Rübsaamen 1895
Numbers
8 spp.
Remarks
Larvae of most species feed on rust fungi, which occasionally grow on leaves that are part of leafy galls. (1)
Raymond J. Gagné notes that "Mycodiplosis larvae have large heads for cecidomyiids and long antennae and can be mistaken for Lestodiplosis larvae when looked at only superfically. Another thing about the Mycodiplosis larvae is that the heads are held in a more vertical than horizontal plane, possibly to give them better purchase on the spores they feed on."
Works Cited
1.The Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America
Raymond J. Gagné. 1989. Cornell University Press.