goldenrod bunch gall midge

(Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed goldenrod bunch gall midge

NatureServe

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Flight/Season

 

Habitat

Wherever the host species are found

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Identification

 

 
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Species

 


Larval Hosts

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)
shorthair goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens)
tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. altissima)

 
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Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 30.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Diptera (gnats, mosquitoes, true flies)

 

Suborder:

Nematocera (long-horned flies)

 

Infraorder:

Bibionomorpha

 

Superfamily:

Sciaroidea (fungus gnats and gall midges)

 

Family:

Cecidomyiidae (gall gnats and gall midges)

 

Subfamily:

Cecidomyiinae (gall midges)

 

No Rank:

Lasiopteridi

 

Tribe:

Oligotrophini

 
Synonyms

Cecidomyia solidaginis

 
Common
Names

goldenrod bunch gall midge


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Cherie
7/25/2016

Location: Chippewa Falls WI

It took a couple weeks for me to find out what this was. The UW extension office Chippewa Falls gave me the answer.


     
     
 

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