No Common Name Thecodiplosis brachynteroides Osten Sacken, 1862  

Status:

"Mature larvae crawl out through the top of the gall and drop to the ground in October. Pupation and adult emergence take place in early spring." (BugGuide)

Relationships:

Galls found on Virginia Pine needles. Possibly synonymous with T. pinirigidae (not yet documented here), which is indistinguishable except by host plant (BugGuide).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Thecodiplosis brachynteroides galls on Virginia Pine in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/14/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides larvae on Virginia Pine in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/14/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides galls on Virginia Pine in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/22/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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