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Gallmaker:
Lasioptera cylindrigallæ
Tree type:
Solidago sp.

Gall maker: Lasioptera cylindrigallæ, a gall midge (Order Diptera, Family Cecidomyiidae).

Shape and Size: Stem gall. Somewhat inconspicuous "uniform stem enlargement." Length to 12 cm, diameter approx 0.6 cm.

Location: On stems of goldenrod (Solidago sp.) plants, summer.

Color: Color is the same as the overall stem structure.

Illustration of Lasioptera cylindrigallæ goldenrod stem gall.
Source: Felt, P. E. Plant Galls and Gall Makers.
Jodhpur, India: Agrobios, 2001.
p 320 (Fig 309), 321.