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Goldenrod galls

Rhopalomyia solidaginis, Eurosta solidaginis

Description:

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.

Notes:

Related spottings, later in the season:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/979...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/440...


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2 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk 4 years ago

Thanks, Hema ... galls are really interesting.

Hema
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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