The chrysanthemum gall midge, Rhopalomyia chrysanthemi Ahlberg (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), detected in the IV Región

Marcela Camposano I.1, Patricia Larraín S. y Jaime González G.

Chrysanthemum plants highly infested with the Chrysanthemum gall midge Rhopalomyia chrysanthemi, werefound in Limarí,lV Región ofChile (30º03'lat. S, 71º01' long. W, alt. 220 m.s.n.m.). Sorne antecedents on the morfology, world distribution and damage are given here.

Keywords: Cecidomyiidae, Rhopalomyia chrysanthemi, chrysanthemum gall midge, Chrysanthemum.
1 Centro Regional de Investigación Intihuasi (INIA), Casilla 36/B, La Serena, Chile.