Ocellate gall midge

Ocellate gall midge - Maple leaves attacked by this insect
  • Latin name: Acericecis ocellaris (Osten Sacken)
  • French name: Cécidomyie ocelligène
  • Order: Diptera
  • Family: Cecidomyiidae
  • Synonym(s): Cecidomyia ocellaris Osten Sacken
Description

Distribution

Eastern Canada

Micro-habitat(s)

Leaf

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Ocellate gall midge

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Phyllophagous : Feeds on the leaves of plants.
    • Gall-forming: Induces the formation of galls and feeds on their tissues.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

Red maple

Photos
  • Ocellate gall midge Larva within gall under a red maple leaf
  • Ocellate gall midge Close-up of galls on maple leaf
  • Ocellate gall midge Maple leaves attacked by this insect
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