Cecidomyiidae - Lestodiplosis sp.
Size: 1.30 mm
Group Guild Status
Eutroglophile Predator Common
Larvae of Lestodiplosis are predators, some exclusively on mites, and others are polyphagous. Some of the specimens were not identifiable, and there is some potential there is a second species of Lestodiplosis represented in the sampled materials (Gagné 2012). There is a record of Lestodiplosis sp. from Cueva de la Puente in San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Elliott and Reddell 1973), and from caves in Missouri (Barnes et al. 2009). None of these other records provide ecological associations for Lestodiplosis spp. in caves.
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