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Evolution of gall forming insects, gall midges

B. M. Mamaev

Evolution of gall forming insects, gall midges

by B. M. Mamaev

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Published by British Library Lending Division in Boston Spa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gall midges -- Evolution.,
  • Insects -- Evolution.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] B. M. Mamaev ; translated [from the Russian] by A. Crozy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL537.C33 M3513
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2], iii, 317 p. :
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4931921M
    ISBN 100853501572
    LC Control Number76358707

      Most gall-making insects are tiny wasps that are in the plant-gall-making family called Cynipidae. Other common galls are also called gall midges. Some, like the hackberry nipple gallmaker, are relatives of leafhoppers called psyllids. Merchant said the most interesting fact is that each insect makes a distinctive and unique gall.   A new species of gall midge, Procontarinia schreineri Harris, which attacks mango foliage in Guam, is described and the results of field observations on its pest status, biology and population fluctuations are reported. Eggs are laid on young mango leaves and larvae, which develop rapidly over about 5 days, induce blister galls before leaving to by:

    gall midge (plural gall midges) Any insect of the Cecidomyiidae family, whose larvae damage crops and other plants, creating galls on the stems and other fleshy parts. Synonyms. gall gnat; Translations. These insects produce complicated galls, wintering on the bark, then hatching out in the spring and attacking a bud to form their galls. 3. Gall midges - small delicate flies that are about 1/4 inches long, and have antennae. The maggot larvae are what produce the galls. Gall midges winter in .

    The biology of galls - what is known? A gall is a plant structure resulting from the alteration of plant developmental processes by a galling organism, and which increases the fitness of the galler by providing a nutrient rich, protected environment [].It can be considered an extension of the phenotype of the galling organism [].Galls are caused by a variety of organisms but notably bacteria Cited by: Turkish gallnuts are formed on Quercus infectoria Oliv. (Fagaceae) by the gall wasp, Cynips gallae-tinctoriae Oliv. These gallnuts are usually referred to as “gallnuts of Q. infectoria” in the literature.Q. infectoria is a small tree or shrub, native to and distributed throughout Turkey, Greece, Iran, and Syria. The gallnuts from Q. infectoria are about 1– cm in diameter, being almost.


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Evolution of gall forming insects, gall midges by B. M. Mamaev Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mamaev, B.M. (Boris Mikhaĭlovich), Evolution of gall forming insects, gall midges. Boston Spa: British Library Lending Division, Gall midge, (family Cecidomyiidae, or Itonididae), any minute, delicate insect (order Diptera) characterized by beaded, somewhat hairy antennae and few veins in the short-haired wings.

The brightly coloured larvae live in leaves and flowers, usually causing the formation of tissue swellings. Gall-inducing insects include gall wasps, gall midges, gall flies (e.g., the goldenrod gall fly), Agromyzidae, aphids (such as Melaphis chinensis, Pemphigus spyrothecae, and Pemphigus betae), scale insects, psyllids, thrips, gall moths (e.g, Epiblema scudderiana), and weevils.

Galls produced by insects and mites include: Ash flower gall: this gall midges book is caused by a small mite that causes.

Progress 10/01/07 to 09/30/12 Outputs OUTPUTS: Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) are one of the most successful groups of insects that manipulate plant physiology and morphology. Approximately gall midge species cause galls to develop on plants. These galls provide gall midge larvae both nourishment and protection, but also damage the plant.

Gall-Inducing Insect. Gall-inducing insects are representatives of Cynipidae gall midges book wasps), Cecidomyiidae (gall midges), Psyllidae (jumping plant lice), Thysanoptera (thrips), Anisoptera (dragonflies), phytophagous hymenopterans (sawflies), Coleoptera (beetles), Aphididae (plant lice), Tingidae (lace bugs), Cicadellidae (leafhoppers) and some heterocerans (moths) (Knorr et al., ; Grimaldi.

The evolution of host plant manipulation by insects: molecular and ecological evidence from gall-forming aphids on Pistacia M.

Inbar,a,*,1 M. Wink,b and D. Woolc a Department of Biology, University of Haifa–Oranim, TivonIsrael b Institut f€ur Pharmazie und Molekulare Biotechnologie (IPMB), Universit€at, Heidelberg, Abt.

Biologie, Im Neuenheimer FeldD, Heidelberg, Germany. A gall-inducing insect is any insect that can cause the growth of galls within plants.

The term gall fly is also used to cover these species, although most are not true flies. There are several groups of insects that meet this description. They include the gall wasps, scales, gall midges, aphids, psyllids and certain species of leafminer flies.

Galls are growth deformities induced in certain. Flower heating following anthesis and the evolution of gall midge pollination in Schisandraceae Article (PDF Available) in American Journal of Botany 97(7) July with Reads. Gall midges - Gall midges or gall gnats make up the second largest group of gallmaking insects.

These true flies belong to the family Cecidomyiidae, and are quite tiny, measuring mm in length. The maggots, which develop within the gall, come in strangely bright colors like orange and pink.

Gall Midge, any member of a family of small plant-feeding flies that cause swellings or distortions of plant tissue, called galls. They are also called gall gnats, gall flies, and cecidomyiids.

Over species of gall midges are found in North America. Adult gall midges are tiny flies that look like small mosquitoes. bacterium, fungus, or nematode. Gall formation involves an intimate association between the plant host and gall maker. Galls can be found on any part of the plant, but are most often observed as large, swollen growths on a leaf, petiole, twig, or branch.

Most galls are caused by mites and insects. Gall mitesFile Size: 4MB. Cultural Control: Pruning and destroying Keep the plants healthy Biological Control: Complex of Natural enemies Some Insects may feed on the galls for food and shelter - For ex.

Gall wasps, gall midges, clearwing borers, long horned beetles, metallic wood-boring beetles, weevils, ants and others Chemical Control Contact insecticide or target.

Gall Midges or Gall Gnats Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyidae) are the second largest group of gall-making insects, with more than species in North America. The larvae are 1/16 inch long with small and poorly developed heads.

Severe infestations of Asphondylia prosopidis on mesquite trees may reduce seed pod development. There are sev. Many plant-gall-forming insects are important pests of crop plants.

This project investigates the biology of one economically important gall midge, the Hessian fly, and its interaction with wheat, to discover the plant-galling process and the mechanisms plants use to defend themselves against gall-midge attack.

Wheat ranks first among all crops in total production and acreage and. One of the most striking characteristics of gall-forming insects is the variability in gall position, morphology, and complexity.

Our knowledge of the driving forces behind the evolutionary Author: Moshe Inbar. Creosote gall midges are a species of gall-inducing flies in the Asphondylia auripila group (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). This group consists of 15 closely related species of flies which inhabit creosote bush (Zygophyllaceae: Larrea tridentata) sensu lato.

They have partitioned the plant ecologically with different gall midge species inhabiting the leaves, stems, buds, and flowers of creosote : Insecta. "Evolution of the Insects is filled with lavish color photographs of both fossil and recent insects." George Poinar, Jr., American Scientist "Evolution of the Insects by David Grimaldi and Michael S.

Engel is the first book that has attempted to pull together and synthesize both fossil and recent evidence for insect evolution, and to present Cited by: Gall midges. There are hundreds of species of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae), also called gall gnats or gall flies.

Each species feeds inside only one or a few related hosts, including coyote brush, dogwood, Douglas-fir, ficus, honey locust, oak, pine, and willow.

Pests of flowers include the chrysanthemum gall midge, Rhopalomyia chrysanthemi, and the violet gall midge, Prodiplosis violicola.

Cecidomyiidae are very fragile small insects usually only 2–3 mm (– in) in length; many are less than 1 mm ( in) long. They are characterised by hairy wings, unusual in the order Diptera, and have long than 6, species and genera are described worldwide, but since 1, are from well-studied North America, this is certainly an underestimate, and a recent Class: Insecta.

Oak gall midges. Posted on Ma by (Last Updated On: Ma ) An undescribed species of Contarinia gall midge, collected by the thousands from under a live oak tree. I recently received a sample of thousands of tiny (/5 mm) maggots collected from a local yard.

News Updates is the Insects in the City's news feed. Click on. Gall fly, any of several different species of insects that cause swelling (galls) in the tissues of the plants they feed group includes gall midges and certain fruit flies (order Diptera), gall wasps (order Hymenoptera), some aphids (order Homoptera), and certain species of moths (order Lepidoptera).

In most gall-making species of Diptera and Hymenoptera, the female deposits an egg.Millions of Years Ago Present day Wings can fold over backNo external wing developmentFeeding on flowering plants Diversification of pollinators of flowering plantsSocial behavior Ancestors of insects, spiders, and centipedes hit landFirst insects First winged insects –– (moths) (bees, ants)- wingless – wings can’t foldFile Size: 5MB.: Biology of Insect-Induced Galls (): Shorthouse, Joseph D., Rohfritsch, Odette: Books5/5(1).