Dasineura miki Diptera: Cecidomyiidae - gall midge
Dasineura miki Q

Photographs on Centaurea nigra, Knapweed. Identification uncertain

Usually on Centaurea scabiosa

Stunted, partially open flowerheads containing orange-yellow larvae. It is uncertain if it a true gall-causer.

Predated by Lestodiplosis miki. The orange larvae of Clinodiplosis cilicrus are also found in decaying Centaurea flower and seedheads

Identification requires verification and/or rearing

Dasineura miki

Dasineura miki
Dasineura miki
Badbury Rings, Dorset. August 2016

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