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Gall midge ?
LordV
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Posted on 24-07-2014 20:20
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Spotted several of these tiny flies on marguerite flowers- 2nd one seems to be ovipositing. About 1.5mm body length. Taken last few days, south coast UK. Guessing they are gall midges ?

Any thoughts
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Brian v.

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Yes, I think is a Cecidomyiidae too. No idea about the genus...I just have some familiarity with Aphidoletes spp.
 
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Posted on 25-07-2014 00:07
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Does marguerite mean Asteraceae, Anthemidiae near Chrysanthemum? If so, based on appearance and host plant it should be Ozirhincus longicollis or tanaceti.
 
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Thanks for the help. Marguerite= Argyranthemum frutescens or Leucanthemum × superbum not sure which but the fly looks extremely similar to shots of Ozirhincus tanaceti
Brian V.
 
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The two species have now been synonymized, so on Anthemideae with 10 flagellomeres it is Ozirhincus longicollis.
 
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