Tag Archives: Tephritidae

Ragweed Residents

This is the time of year that everybody is ragging on ragweed (Ambrosia spp.)—at least, everyone who realizes that it is the pollen of this plant, and not goldenrod, that is responsible for their summer allergies. At times like this, … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Ball Galls

Some of the most familiar galls in eastern North America are the spherical ones on goldenrod, which are caused by a fruit fly, Eurosta solidaginis (Tephritidae).  (Tephritid fruit flies have nothing to do with the tiny “fruit flies” common in … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Rosette Galls

There are a number of similar galls on goldenrod that I’m not sure how to tell apart.  They look like dense bunches of leaves at the top of the stem, and sometimes they are so abundant that they might seem … Continue reading

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