No Common Name Thecodiplosis brachynteroides Osten Sacken, 1862    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Cecidomyiidae   >   Genus Thecodiplosis   

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 8 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)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/5/2019). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/5/2022). (c) Jeff Clark, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Jeff Clark via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/5/2022). (c) Jeff Clark, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Jeff Clark via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/14/2016). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/14/2016). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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