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Creosote Gall Midge   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 01-03-12__Creosote Gall Midge blogCreosote Gall Midge — Computer Art by kenne

The creosote gall midge is formed by a gall-inducing fly which inhabits creosote bush. The life cycle begins when the female oviposits into the part of the plant where she inserts her egg along with a fungal spore. A gall forms and the fungal mycelium grows to line the inside of the gall when the egg hatches the developing larva feeds upon the fungus.

 

Creosote Gall Midge — This Fly Has A Lot Of Gall!   Leave a comment

 The Creosote Gall Midge (Asphondylia spp.), leafy galls caused by a fly, are often numerous in Sabino Canyon. — Image by kenne

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