Rhopalomyia gemmaria

Detachable: detachable
Color: gray, yellow, green
Texture: pubescent, hairy
Abdundance:
Shape: globular
Season: Summer, Fall
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Alignment:
Walls: thin
Location: bud, flower
Form:
Cells: monothalamous
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Cecidomyia gemmaria
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Insect galls of Springfield, Massachusetts, and vicinity

Aster ericoides.
Cecidomyia? gemmaria, n. s. Fig. 110.

The deformed bud of an aster constitutes this gall. It is one-celled, ovate, pointed and in some cases mucronate, green with a dense white pubescence. Length 4-7 mm., width 3-5 mm. Walls of the conical cell 1 mm. thick. Abundant on Aster ericoides. Collected by Dr. Geo. Dimmock, Aug. and Sept. 1908. Found in October in great abundance when it had turned dark gray.

- FA Stebbins: (1910) Insect galls of Springfield, Massachusetts, and vicinity©


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