Melanagromyza compositoides Spencer, 1963

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: 155

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Melanagromyza compositoides Spencer, 1963
status

 

Melanagromyza compositoides Spencer, 1963  

Figures 3–4

Melanagromyza compositoides Spencer, 1963: 310   ; Sasakawa, 1992d: 4; Etienne & Martinez, 2003: 10.

Melanagromyza querula, Spencer & Stegmaier, 1973: 163   . Syn. Spencer, 1973b: 14.

Diagnosis. Wing length 2 mm. Arista conspicuously pilose. Mesonotum greenish-black; calypter whitish, fringe white. Aedeagus (Fig. 3 and 4): basiphallus elliptic, slightly sclerotized; distiphallus enlarged until medial point, covered with many tubercles and forming a sclerotized process at apex; hypandrium with apodeme.

Host-plants. Asteraceae— Ageratum conyzoides   L., Eclipta alba   (L.) Hassk, Melanthera nivea   (L.) Small., Rolandra fruticosa   (L.) Kuntze.

Distribution. * Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

Material examined. Brazil, Pará state, Belém: Universidade Federal do Pará ( UFPA), 1º28′24.2″S, 48º27′30.5″W, 04-IX-2015, N. Monteiro [collector], ex stems of Eclipta alba   (2 ♂); same location, 04-IX-2015, N. Monteiro [collector], ex stems of Eclipta alba   (6 ♀) GoogleMaps   .

Comments. Despite the conspicuously pilose arista, M. compositoides   can only be satisfactorily differentiated from the other species of this genus based on the analysis of male genitalia, which is characteristical of this species ( Spencer & Stegmaier 1973).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Melanagromyza

Loc

Melanagromyza compositoides Spencer, 1963

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

Melanagromyza querula

Spencer, K. A. & Stegmaier, C. E. Jr. 1973: 163
Spencer, K. A. 1973: 14
1973
Loc

Melanagromyza compositoides

Etienne, J. & Martinez, M. 2003: 10
Sasakawa, M. 1992: 4
Spencer, K. A. 1963: 310
1963