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Asphondylia apicata
2222_1994 Photo added 2009-12-16

Asphondylia apicata (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
Creosote Bush Gall Midge
Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California
March 22, 2008

Midge gall on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata). There's also a Contarinia sp. gall (two clasping leaves) behind the Asphondylia apicata gall.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross