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Goldenrod galls

Rhopalomyia solidaginis, Eurosta solidaginis


Stand of Goldenrod showing two kinds of larval galls, sometimes both on the same plant. The leafy bursts of growth are Goldenrod rosette galls, caused by a midge fly, Rhopalomyia solidaginis. The bulbous swellings in the stems are caused by the Goldenrod gall fly, Eurosta solidaginis.


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suzmonk 4 years ago

Thanks, Hema ... galls are really interesting.

Hema 4 years ago

very interesting indeed ! Who would have thought!

Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Jun 11, 2014
Submitted on Jun 14, 2014

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