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Asphondylia sesami
(simsim gall midge)

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Asphondylia sesami (simsim gall midge)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Asphondylia sesami
  • Preferred Common Name
  • simsim gall midge
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Asphondylia sesami Felt

Preferred Common Name

  • simsim gall midge

Other Scientific Names

  • Ischnonyx sesami (FELT)

International Common Names

  • English: gall midge, sesamum; gall midge, simsim

EPPO code

  • ASPHSE (Asphondylia sesami)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Diptera
  •                         Family: Cecidomyiidae
  •                             Genus: Asphondylia
  •                                 Species: Asphondylia sesami

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

NigeriaPresentBohlen (1973)
SudanPresentBohlen (1973)
TanzaniaPresentBohlen (1973)
UgandaPresentBohlen (1973)

Asia

IndiaPresentBohlen (1973)
-RajasthanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
YemenPresentCABI (Undated)

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / galls
Fruit / internal feeding
Seeds / galls
Seeds / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Eurytoma Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Eurytoma nesiotes Parasite

Distribution References

Bohlen E, 1973. Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. In: Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Paul Parey. 142pp.

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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