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Kiefferia pericarpiicola  (Bremi, 1847)
Main synonym = Cecidomyia dauci    Bremi, 1847
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Cecidomyiidae
English name not known     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
This species of a small fly makes these galls commonly in fruit of Apiaceae plant species (carrot family) namely the wild carrot (Daucus spp.) and Burnett saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga) . Starting greenish-yellow and eventually turning bright purplish-red to brown each gall is up to 5mm in diameter and contains a single orange larvae of the causal midge. Larvae leave the gall and pupate in the soil. The larvae are only about 3mm long and very slender






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