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Gall Midge - Asteromyia carbonifera Females lay eggs on the underside of goldenrod leaves (Solidago sp.). The development from egg to adult takes 4-5 weeks, and there are several generations per year.<br />
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The galls are flat and circular. They contain a symbiotic fungus, Botryosphaeria dothidea, which the larvae does not eat. The fungus confers some protection against parasitoid wasps. The females carry spores of the fungus.<br />
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Habitat: On goldenrod<br />
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The galls are flat and circular. They contain a symbiotic fungus, Botryosphaeria dothidea, which the larvae does not eat. The fungus confers some protection against parasitoid wasps. The females carry spores of the fungus.<br />
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Habitat: On goldenrod <br />
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Gall Midge - Asteromyia carbonifera

Females lay eggs on the underside of goldenrod leaves (Solidago sp.). The development from egg to adult takes 4-5 weeks, and there are several generations per year.

The galls are flat and circular. They contain a symbiotic fungus, Botryosphaeria dothidea, which the larvae does not eat. The fungus confers some protection against parasitoid wasps. The females carry spores of the fungus.

Habitat: On goldenrod

Gall Midge - Asteromyia carbonifera Females lay eggs on the underside of goldenrod leaves (Solidago sp.). The development from egg to adult takes 4-5 weeks, and there are several generations per year.<br />
<br />
The galls are flat and circular. They contain a symbiotic fungus, Botryosphaeria dothidea, which the larvae does not eat. The fungus confers some protection against parasitoid wasps. The females carry spores of the fungus.<br />
<br />
Habitat: On goldenrod <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88756/gall_midge_-_asteromyia_carbonifera.html Asteromyia carbonifera,Geotagged,Summer,United States,gall

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''Asteromyia carbonifera'' is a species of gall midges in the family Cecidomyiidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2020. Captured Aug 17, 2019 08:13 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm