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Cecidomyiidae, Lead Plant leaf edge curls

Cecidomyiidae, Lead Plant leaf edge curls
Weaver Dunes, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
June 29, 2013
June 22, 2013: collected leaves of Lead Plant, Amorpha canescens, whose edges were folded over/curled.
June 29, 2013: opened 3 of the leaf curls to orange fly larvae
was also a thin white larva that may have been a parasitoid but photos are poor of a moving larva
End of July larvae dried.

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Cecidomyiidae, Lead Plant leaf edge curls Cecidomyiidae, Lead Plant leaf edge curls Cecidomyiidae, Lead Plant leaf edge curls, larvae

Moved
Moved from Gall Midges.

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Immature Stages.

These are mentioned in Ray Gagne's book (1) as an unidentified cecidomyiid ("specimens of the gallmaker were apparently not preserved"). So if you saved any larvae, he would probably be interested in them.

 
Just got 2 adults.
Using the Charley Vial method!

But...I'm not sure if I am dealing with individual variation or different leaf curls. One looks to be the full edges of the leaf, top to bottom, together and the other looks to be 1/2 the edges together.

 
Two things.
I could not believe I didn't check Gagne's book as to the leaf edge rolls but, there it is.

The larvae died and dried out. I did not save.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

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