No Common Name Agromyza deserta Patton, 1897  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Agromyzidae   >   Genus Agromyza   


"Adults emerge in early spring and oviposit in new hackberry shoots. The twigs are stunted and swell to form elongate galls. Each larva bores toward the base of the gall and exits to pupate in May (or possibly earlier in southern states)" (BugGuide).

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Agromyza deserta twig galls on a hackberry in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/15/2015). Determined by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

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