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Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in forest ecosystemsAuthor(s): Marcela Skuhravá
Source: In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 293-297.
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DescriptionThe family Cecidomyiidae is one of the largest of the Diptera. Gall midges are small, inconspicuous flies, but they may be very important both in forest ecosystems and in agroecosystems. Many phytophagous gall midge species attack forest trees, and some of them can be serious pests, such as the Dasineura rozhkovii Mamaev and Nikolsky, which develops in bud galls of Larix sibirica Ledeb (Isaev et at 1988). More than 1,200 species in 125 genera are known to occur in the Nearctic Region (Stone et al. 1965), and about 2,200 species in 300 genera occur in the Palearctic Region (Skuhravá 1986). It has been estimated that the world fauna of gall midges includes four or five thousand species.
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CitationSkuhravá, Marcela. 1991. Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in forest ecosystems. In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 293-297.
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