Neolasioptera sp., copyright Bob Barber.

Belongs within: Cecidomyiinae.

The Alycaulini are a group of gall midges characterised by the presence of a series of ovoid bumps on the ovipositor (Gagné 1981).

Characters (from Gagné 1981, as Alycaulina): Antennal flagellomeres short, barrel-shaped. Ocelli absent. R5 half to two-thirds length of wing, straight, closely adjacent to R1 and C. Tarsal claws toothed. Male with tergite 8, if present, setose along caudal margin and sclerotized at least caudally; gonocoxites free ventrally. Female with basal half of ovipositor with longitudinal striae that are proximodorsally interrupted and enlarged to form ovoid sclerotized bumps; cercus one-segmented, without hooked setae.

Alycaulini [Alycaulina] GJ09
    |--Protaplonyx sarcobati G81
    |--Calamomyia flavipes G81
    |--Edestosperma aristidae G81
    |--Astictoneura muhlenbergiae G81
    |--Edestochilus allioides G81
    |--Chilophaga G81
    |--Asteromyia G81
    |--Meunieriella graciliforceps GJ09
    |--Alycaulus trilobatus GJ09
    |--Smilasioptera candelariae GJ09
    |--Lobolasioptera media GJ09
    |--Atolasioptera callida GJ09
    |--Marilasioptera tripartita GJ09
    |--Epilasioptera iresinis GJ09
    |--Brachylasioptera GJ09
    |--Geraldesia GJ09
    |    |--G. cumbrensis GJ09
    |    |--G. eupatorii GJ09
    |    `--G. polygonarum GJ09
    `--Neolasioptera G81
         |--N. cruttwellae GJ09
         |--N. erigerontis G81
         |--N. lathami GJ09
         |--N. martelli GJ09
         `--N. vitinea GJ09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G81] Gagné, R. J. 1981. Cecidomyiidae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 257–292. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[GJ09] Gagné, R. J., & M. Jaschhof. 2009. Cecidomyiidae (gall midges). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 293–314. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

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