Clinodiplosis cilicrus Diptera: Cecidomyiidae - gall midge

Clinodiplosis cilicrus


A common and widespread species developing and feeding in old galls and on dead and decaying plant tissues in flowers, seedheads etc. The larvae are phytosaprophagous and do not cause gall formation

Photographs on Quercus ilex (Evergreen Oak) and Centaurea nigra (Knapweed)

The red larvae in the photograph below is a Lestodiplosis sp., a predator on Clinodiplosis cilicrus and other phytosaprophagous larvae



Clinodiplosis cilicrus

Clinodiplosis cilicrus

Clinodiplosis cilicrus
Clinodiplosis cilicrus
Cranborneand Holes Bay, Dorset. September and October 2017

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