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Image number: 2172304

Olive fruit midge (Lasioptera berlesiana), this small insect lays its eggs in the exit holes of the olive flies, whose larvae maggots devour the larvae in their gallery. He can not pierce the cuticle of the olives.

© Jean Lecomte / Biosphoto

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Image size: 3541x4724 pixels (11.8"x15.7" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2009-08-31

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Wild animal / Insect / True fly / Gall midge / Olive fruit midge (Prolasioptera berlesiana)

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Imago

Shot / Overview

Shot / Top view


Shot / Microscopic shot / Optical microscopy

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite / Parasitoid

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Diptera / Cecidomyiidae / Prolasioptera

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