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Contarinia sp.
2222_1984 Photo added 2009-12-03

Contarinia sp. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
Clasping Leaf Gall Midge
Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California
March 22, 2008

Midge galls on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata). Galls are between two leaves that are stuck together. There are two galls in this photo.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross