Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge Rhopalomyia solidaginis (Loew, 1862)  

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"The female deposits an egg at the tip of the growing plant. Its larva secretes a chemical that prevents the goldenrod stem from growing although it continues to produce leaves, thus a shortened bunch of leaves is formed." (BugGuide)

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A Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge gall in Howard Co., Maryland (8/11/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/26/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge (bunch gall) in Harford Co., Maryland (10/9/2016). Photo by Alicia Farrell. (MBP list)

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

Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge gall in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/28/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

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

A gall formed by a Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/14/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge gall in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/17/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The gall of a Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/1/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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