Biology and Characterization of Prodiplosis Longifila (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Lime in Florida

  • J. E. Pena
  • Raymond J. Gagne
  • R. Duncan


Prodiplosis longifila Gagne (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) is a polyphagous, Neotropical species with a known range that extends into southern Florida. This gall midge feeds on the flower ovaries of lime and can cause premature flower abscission. Details of its biology on lime are given, the life stages illustrated, and the three larval instars described in detail.
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