My lab has been collecting adult and larval soybean gall midge for a few weeks. We used emergence cages in several habitats to collect adults. This year, they were only collected from 2018 soybean fields in Iowa. Two of my trapping locations have identified second-generation adult captures this week.
In addition to traps, we have been monitoring for positive larval detections in soybean this summer. As of 12 July 2019, eleven counties are reported to be infested. Several counties are new reports for Iowa (Ida, Sac, Mills, and Montgomery). Infested plants have been concentrated at field edges, close to 2018 soybean fields. Plants with soybean gall midge rapidly wilt and turn brown; dead plants have already been confirmed from the first generation larvae.
If you see soybean gall midge injury in any other county, send a photo via Twitter (@erinwhodgson) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Many thanks!