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Smilax Leaf Galls (Meunieriella on-smilax) I was thinking this was a fungus of some sort at first, but these images made me think otherwise. What do you all think?<br />
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Also, I&#039;m not sure whether to make a species record for Meunieriella on-smilax as BugGuide has done. I think it is being used as a placeholder until this species is fully described. <br />
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Also, I&#039;m not sure whether to make a species record for Meunieriella on-smilax as BugGuide has done. I think it is being used as a placeholder until this species is fully described. <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84252/smilax_leaf_galls_meunieriella_on-smilax.html Geotagged,Meunieriella on-smilax,Smilax Leaf Gall Midge,Summer,United States" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Meunieriella on-smilax,Smilax Leaf Gall Midge,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Smilax Leaf Galls (Meunieriella on-smilax)

I was thinking this was a fungus of some sort at first, but these images made me think otherwise. What do you all think?
https://bugguide.net/node/view/578345/bgimage

Also, I'm not sure whether to make a species record for Meunieriella on-smilax as BugGuide has done. I think it is being used as a placeholder until this species is fully described.

Smilax Leaf Galls (Meunieriella on-smilax) I was thinking this was a fungus of some sort at first, but these images made me think otherwise. What do you all think?<br />
https://bugguide.net/node/view/578345/bgimage <br />
<br />
Also, I'm not sure whether to make a species record for Meunieriella on-smilax as BugGuide has done. I think it is being used as a placeholder until this species is fully described. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84252/smilax_leaf_galls_meunieriella_on-smilax.html Geotagged,Meunieriella on-smilax,Smilax Leaf Gall Midge,Summer,United States

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  1. ID looks good to me... Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thankies! Posted 7 days ago

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Undescribed species of gall midge in the Cecidomyiidae family that causes Smilax leaf spot galls.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 11, 2019. Captured Sep 7, 2019 13:48 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/25s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm