Goldenrod Gall Fly Eurosta solidaginis (Fitch, 1855)  Synonyms: Goldenrod Spherical Gall Fly.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Tephritidae   >   Genus Eurosta   

Status:

Larvae pupate in early spring. Adults emerge in April or May.

Relationships:

Larvae form distinctive galls in certain species of goldenrod (Solidago).

There are 36 records in the project database.

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A Goldenrod Gall Fly gall in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/15/2013). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Goldenrod Gall Fly gall in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/9/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Goldenrod Gall Fly gall on a goldenrod in Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/13/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Goldenrod Gall Fly in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/16/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Goldenrod Gall Fly gall in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/19/2016). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Goldenrod Gall Fly (gall) in Howard Co., Maryland (2/11/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Goldenrod Gall Fly galls (winter) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/8/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Goldenrod Gall Fly galls in Baltimore City, Maryland (1/6/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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