Ophiomyia camarae 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: 157-158

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0390046E-FFAA-D669-E5B1-F892FB42FD3B

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scientific name

Ophiomyia camarae Spencer, 1963
status

 

Ophiomyia camarae Spencer, 1963  

Figures 7–8

Ophiomyia camarae Spencer, 1963: 326   ; 1966: 6; Spencer & Stegmaier, 1973: 55.

Diagnosis. Wing length 1.6 mm. Mesonotum shining black; vibrissal fasciculus long, broad at base; facial keel narrow; calypter greyish, fringe black. Aedeagus (Fig. 7 and 8): highly asymmetrical; basiphallus enlarged, moderately sclerotized; distiphallus enlarged, semitriangular, forming two projections at apex and inner surface covered with many tubercles ventrally.

Host-plants. Verbenaceae— Lantana camara   L., Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E.Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson   , * Stachytarpheta cayennensis (Rich.) Vahl.  

Distribution. Barbados, * Brazil, Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela. Introduced in South Africa and Australia as a biological control agent ( Simelane 2002; Day et al. 2009).

Material examined. Brazil, Pará state, Salvaterra: 0º47′03.8″S, 48º38′08.8″W, 25-III-93, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Stachytarpheta cayennensis   (♂) GoogleMaps   .

Comments. This species is similar to Ophiomyia gentilis Spencer   regarding its external morphology but is differentiated by the shape of the male genitalia, especially the aedeagus. Previously, this species has only been collected in mines on Lantana camara   L., forming mines along the veins of the leaf. Riding & Chamberlain (2009) described the biology of Ophiomyia camarae   using specimens developed on Lippia alba   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Ophiomyia

Loc

Ophiomyia camarae Spencer, 1963

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

Ophiomyia camarae

Spencer, K. A. & Stegmaier, C. E. Jr. 1973: 55
Spencer, K. A. 1966: 6
Spencer, K. A. 1963: 326
1963