Melanagromyza minimoides Spencer, 1966

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: 157

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

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scientific name

Melanagromyza minimoides Spencer, 1966
status

 

Melanagromyza minimoides Spencer, 1966  

Melanagromyza minimoides Spencer, 1966: 13   ; Spencer, 1973b: 20; Spencer & Stegmaier, 1973: 45; Spencer et al., 1992: 258; Braun et al., 2008: 98; Shi & Gaimari, 2015: 51.

Melanagromyza radicicola, Steyskal, 1980: 40   . Syn. Spencer, 1990: 397.

Diagnosis. Wing length 1.9–2.2 mm. Mesonotum blackish-green, slightly shining; abdomen greenish; females with ovipositor slightly elongated; calypter greyish, margin blackish-brown, fringe-blackish brown. Aedeagus (Fig. 86 and 87 in Spencer & Stegmaier 1973): basiphallus U-shaped, slightly sclerotized; distiphallus elliptic, short, with long apical tubule terminating in a pigmented spot, with a short gap between the basiphallus and the distiphallus; hypandrium with apodeme.

Host-plants. Cucurbitaceae— Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth.   Urticaceae— Urtica dioica   L.; Asteraceae— Helianthus annuus   L., Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook. F. ex A. Gray   , Verbesina virginica   L., Symphyotrichum simmondsii (Small) G.L. Nesom   , Borrichia frutescens   (L.) DC., Helenium nudiflorum Raf.   , Melanthera deltoidea Michx.   , Rudbeckia   laciniate L., Bidens gardneri Baker   , Tilesia baccata   (L.) Pruski, and species of Heliopsis Pers.   and Viguiera Kunth   ( Spencer 1990).

Distribution. Argentina, Brazil, Guadeloupe, Guyanas, USA, Venezuela.

Material examined. Brazil, Pará state, Salvaterra: 0º47′03.8″S, 48º38′08.8″W, 11-III-93, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaves of Asteraceae   sp. (9 ♂); same location, 11-III-93, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaves of As- teraceae sp. (8 ♀) GoogleMaps   .

Comments. Melanagromyza minimoides   is similar to M. minima   ; however, these species can be differentiated by the shape of the distiphallus and by the distance between the basiphallus and the distiphallus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Melanagromyza

Loc

Melanagromyza minimoides Spencer, 1966

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

Melanagromyza radicicola

Spencer, K. A. 1990: 397
Steyskal, G. C. 1980: 40
1980
Loc

Melanagromyza minimoides

Shi, L. & Gaimari, S. D. 2015: 51
Braun, M. R. & Almeida-Neto, M. & Loyola, R. D. & Prado, A. P. & Lewinsohn, T. M. 2008: 98
Spencer, K. A. & Martinez, M. & Etienne, J. 1992: 258
Spencer, K. A. 1973: 20
Spencer, K. A. & Stegmaier, C. E. Jr. 1973: 45
Spencer, K. A. 1966: 13
1966