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(Dasineura ignorata)

Host plants / species affected
Medicago sativa (lucerne)
The genus Dasineura can be separated from other genera of Cecidomyiidae likely to be found in association with cultivated plants, as follows:

R5 usually joining costa well before wing apex; female ovipositor retractable and with terminal cerci fused into a single median lobe; female antennal formula 2+9 to 2+18, flagellomeres elongate-cylindrical with short necks and simple circumfila; male antennal formula 2+11 to 2+18, flagellomeres with distinct long necks and simple circumfila.
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