goldenrod gall fly

(Eurosta solidaginis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

goldenrod gall fly

NatureServe

not listed

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

April to May

Habitat

 

Size

Total Length: ¼ to


Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 


Larval Hosts

Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) and late goldenrod (Solidago altissima).

 
Adult Food

 

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 29, 30.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Diptera (gnats, mosquitoes, true flies)

 

Suborder:

Brachycera (circular-seamed flies, mouches muscoïdes, muscoid flies, short-horned flies)

 

Infraorder:

Muscomorpha

 

No Rank:

Eremoneura

 

No Rank:

Cyclorrhapha

 

No Rank:

Schizophora

 

No Rank:

Acalyptratae

 

Superfamily:

Tephritoidea (fungus gnats and gall midges)

 

Family:

Tephritidae (fruit flies)

 

Subfamily:

Tephritinae

 

Tribe:

Dithrycini

 

Subtribe:

Eurostina

 
Synonyms

Acinia solidaginis

Eurosta asteri

Eurosta solidaginis var. fascipennis

Eurosta solidaginis var. subfasciatus

Eurosta subfascipennis

Ortalis nuphera

 
Common
Names

goldenrod gall fly

goldenrod spherical gall fly

tephritid fly


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Goldenrod Gall Fly larva (Eurosta solidaginis)
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  The Life and Times of Eurosta solidaginis
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Published on Dec 16, 2013

Final project for Entomology class

Sources:
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Eurosta_solidaginis/
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/208/23/4437.short
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/030645659390025O

Dr. Tim Craig, University of Minnesota Duluth Gullan and Cranston: The Insects: An Outline of Entomology

 
     
  Goldenrod Gall Fly larva
Joe Coelho
 
   
 
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Published on Dec 10, 2012

A brief clip of the larva of a goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis) squirming around on a sheet of cork. Perhaps not for the squeamish.

 
     
  Goldenrod galls at Kirt Prairie
Peter Chen
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2011

Shannon discusses goldenrod galls at the Kirt Prairie, College of DuPage. Nov 17, 2011.

 
     
  Goldenrod Gall Fly?
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Published on Mar 5, 2014

Goldenrod Gall Fly?

Uncle Steve examines some plant galls that he harvested from a field next to the Smithfield Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q in Siler City, NC.

Google this search phrase: 'Goldenrod Gall Fly'

For example: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/goldenrod_gall_fly.htm

Date: 05 MARCH 2014

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