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Gall Midge

Scientific Name
Acaroletes sp.
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Taxonomy
(Diptera: Cecidomyiidae: Cecidomyiiae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Adult

Flagellate antennal segments in the male greatly produced, binodose. Nodes of male flagellate segments plainly unequal, three circumfila which usually forming long loops. Palpi with four segments. Claw toothed on the front but not on the hind legs. Claw not curved at nearly right angles. Costa rarely thickly clothed with scales, the third vein well separated from it; antennal segments usually longer than wider. No crossvein uniting the third and first veins. Ventral plate almost linear, straight and much longer than the dorsal plate. Basal clasp segment not distinctly lobed.

Larva

Head tiny and coneshaped. Ventral surface of prothorax with a sclerotized, apically forked spatula.

References

- Gagné, R.J. (1981). Cecidomyiidae. In: McAlpine, J.F., Peterson, B.V., Shewell, G.E., Teskey, H.J., Vockeroth, J.R. & Wood, D.M. (Coords.), Manual of Nearctic Diptera. Volume 1. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada. Monograph 27, Ottawa. pp. 257-292.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
18/03/2011 12:14 AEST
Last Updated
18/03/2014 23:45 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Gall Midge (Acaroletes sp.) Updated on 3/18/2014 11:45:37 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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