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Tribe Alycaulini

Gall - Neolasioptera impatientifolia Goldenrod Leaf Gall [Asteromyia carbonifera?] ID Request/Confirmation - Asteromyia carbonifera Neolasioptera nodulosa - female Cecidomyiidae perhaps, gall on Pellitory - Neolasioptera Cecidomyiidae, Stiff Goldenrod, upper side of leafX - Asteromyia carbonifera Cecidomyiidae, prairie grass - Calamomyia Cecidomyiidae, spent pupae - Neolasioptera Bug-2019-005 - Asteromyia carbonifera
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 Alycaulini
"This is a large group of 210 described species, all restricted to the Americas. Most species are primary plant feeders causing simple swellings on stems, tendrils, or petioles of various plants, or living in flowers or achenes of Asteraceae. Most appear to be associated with symbiotic fungi, at least some of the time, but some evidently are not. A few are inquilines in galls of other cecidomyiids. Except for the speciose and diverse Neolasioptera, remaining genera are small but distinct and are each restricted to a particular host group."(1)