FAMILY CECIDOMYIIDAE (Gall Midges and Wood Midges)

Diptera-Cecidomyiidae-Asphondylia neomexicana-Gall Midges (F)

Asphondylia neomexicana

Bug Spring Trailhead, Mount Lemmon
Pima County, Arizona
Coordinates: 32.345015, -110.718395
Elevation: 4,988 ft
October 4, 2021
Collected galls attached to Atriplex canescens (fourwing saltbush) and placed them in a jar, hoping to obtain adults. A gall, that I opened in the field, contained a pupa. Two days later (October 6, 2021), when I was ready to photograph it, the gall had a pupal casing and this adult fly had emerged.
Determined by Joshua C’deBaca

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