Melanagromyza caerulea ( Malloch, 1913 ), Malloch, 1913

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: 153-155

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A0A2E6C2-6456-4F99-A3CE-1958A271E1A4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0390046E-FFAE-D66A-E5B1-F92DFB09FDA7

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scientific name

Melanagromyza caerulea ( Malloch, 1913 )
status

 

Melanagromyza caerulea ( Malloch, 1913)  

Agromyza caerulea Malloch, 1913: 322   .

Melanagromyza caerulea, Frick, 1952: 378   ; 1959: 363; Spencer, 1963: 307; Spencer, 1973b: 14; Spencer & Stegmaier, 1973: 33; Sasakawa, 1992d: 4.

Diagnosis. Wing length 2.6–3.4 mm. Mesonotum greenish-blue; fore tibia with one lateral seta; abdomen greenish; calypter whitish, fringe white. Aedeagus (Fig. 17a and 17b in Spencer 1963): basiphallus U-shaped, slightly sclerotized; distiphallus sclerotized, formed by a dorsal plate-like portion and an elliptical ventral portion with a conspicuous sclerotized process at apex; hypandrium with apodeme; epandrium with 12 spines in the inner margin; surstylus with about ten spines.

Host-plants. Convolvulaceae— Ipomoea   spp.

Distribution. Barbados, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, USA, Venezuela.

Material examined. Brazil, Pará state, Belém: Universidade Federal do Pará ( UFPA), 1º28′17.2″S, 48º26′44.7″W, 17-VIII-2016, N. Monteiro [collector], ex head flowers of Ipomoea batatas   (2 ♀) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 01- II-2016, N. Monteiro [collector], ex head flowers of Ipomoea batatas   (2 ♂) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 01-II-2016, N. Monteiro [collector], ex head flowers of Ipomoea batatas   (8 ♀) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 08-VIII-2016, N. Monteiro [collector], ex head flowers of Ipomoea batatas   (4 ♀) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 12-VIII-2016, N. Monteiro [collector], ex head flowers of Ipomoea batatas   (13 ♀) GoogleMaps   .

Comments. This species is associated with several plant species of the genus Ipomoea   , and its larvae feed in seeds of the host-plant. Pupation takes place in flower heads, forming adults after 10 to 15 days.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Melanagromyza

Loc

Melanagromyza caerulea ( Malloch, 1913 )

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

Melanagromyza caerulea

Sasakawa, M. 1992: 4
Spencer, K. A. 1973: 14
Spencer, K. A. & Stegmaier, C. E. Jr. 1973: 33
Spencer, K. A. 1963: 307
Frick, K. E. 1959: 363
Frick, K. E. 1952: 378
1952
Loc

Agromyza caerulea

Malloch, J. R. 1913: 322
1913