Pending ID – Cecidomyiinae

Pending ID – Cecidomyiinae

#1. Mid August 2011
Hobart
Cecidomyidae Cecidomyidae

#2. Late March 2011
Hobart
Bodylength approx. 1.4mm.
Cecidomyidae Cecidomyidae

#3. Late December 2012
Franklin
Attracted to light. Body length approx. 1.1mm.
Gall Midge Cecidomyiidae Australia Gall Midge Cecidomyiidae Australia

#4. Mid March 2013
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#5  Early January 2014
Sisters Beach
Body length about 2mm.

#6. Mid March 2016
Franklin
Body length approx. 1.5mm.

#7. Mid August 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Body length 3mm.

#8. Late November 2016
Sandfly
Winglength approx. 3mm.

#9. Late August 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On Acacia dealbata.

#10. Late August 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On Acacia dealbata.

#11. Late August 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On Acacia dealbata

#12. Late January 2016
Lenah Valley

#13. Late November 2016
Sandfly
Winglength approx. 3.7mm.

#14. Late January 2017
Lake Dobson, Mount Field National Park

#15. Pupa
Early November 2017
Kingston Beach
in Sarcocornia gall.
Identification thanks to Peter McQuillan

#16 larva that appeared on a deck railing
Early January 2021
Hobart
“Many Cecidomyiidae have orange larvae and they are the only Nematoceran without a head capsule. But they have a strange sclerite (you see the black spot on the left side near the head) which is another characteristic for this family…”
Identification and information thanks to Martin Hauser
IMG 7104  IMG 7109

Mid January 2021
Hellyer Beach
The gall was found on the beach, at the tide line.  It was sodden with sea water.  When broken open the maggots crawled out, but still looked healthy despite the salt water soaking.
Identification thanks to Martin Hauser
IMG 7944  IMG 7945  IMG 7946 IMG 8111 IMG 8110

Mid February 2021
Hobart
Found stranded in a water bowl
IMG 8407 IMG 8408 IMG 8411