Calycomyza verbenae ( Hering, 1951 )

Monteiro, Nilton Juvencio Santiago, Barbosa, Rodrigo Rendeiro & Esposito, Maria Cristina, 2019, Agromyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) in the state of Pará: new species and new records in Brazil, Zootaxa 4624 (2), pp. 151-182 : 169

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4624.2.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0390046E-FFBE-D67C-E5B1-FB49FA4BF83C

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scientific name

Calycomyza verbenae ( Hering, 1951 )
status

 

Calycomyza verbenae ( Hering, 1951)

Dizygomyza verbenae Hering, 1951: 42 .

Phytobia (Calycomyza) verbenae, Frick, 1956: 300 ; Spencer, 1963: 349.

Calycomyza verbenae, Esposito, 1994: 116 .

Diagnosis. Wing length 1.8 mm. Fronto-orbital predominantly yellowish, brown to upper fronto-orbital seta; face black; pedicel brown; legs brown; calypter greyish with margin black, fringe black. Aedeagus (Fig. 70a and 70b in Spener 1963): basiphallus slightly sclerotized, with two extensions distally; mesophallus slightly elongated, about 1.5 times the length of distiphallus, enlarged basally and with distal end bent ventrally in lateral view; distiphallus short, forming two short tubules covered by a pair of plates.

Host-plants. Verbenaceae— Glandularia bipinnatifida (Nutt.) , Stachytarpheta cayennensis (Rich.) Vahl , Verbena brasiliensis Vell. , Verbena neomexicana (A. Gray) Small , Verbena urticifolia L.

Distribution. Brazil, USA.

Material examined. Brazil, Pará state, Salvaterra: 0º47′03.8″S, 48º38′08.8″W, 23-II-93, M.C. Esposito [col- lector], ex leaf of Stachytarpheta cayennensis (2 ♂) GoogleMaps .

Comments. This species is similar to Calycomyza durante Spencer, C. bahamarum , and C. lantanae , and is differentiated from the latter two primarily by the black face, the coloration of the calypter fringe, the coloration of fronto-orbital, and the male genitalia. Calycomyza verbenae and Calycomyza lantanae are morphologically similar, distinguished primarily by the aedeagus. Calycomyza lantanae presents a mesophallus sliglithly longer than C. verbenae (twice the length of distiphallus), the tubulues of distiphallus completely covered by a plate (not covered basal and distally in C. verbenae ). Larvae are miners of Verbenaceae , forming blotches on the surface of the leaf.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Calycomyza

Loc

Calycomyza verbenae ( Hering, 1951 )

Monteiro, Nilton Juvencio Santiago, Barbosa, Rodrigo Rendeiro & Esposito, Maria Cristina 2019
2019
Loc

Calycomyza verbenae, Esposito, 1994: 116

Esposito, M. C. 1994: 116
1994
Loc

Phytobia (Calycomyza) verbenae

Spencer, K. A. 1963: 349
Frick, K. E. 1956: 300
1956
Loc

Dizygomyza verbenae

Hering, E. M. 1951: 42
1951