Calycomyza platyptera ( Thomson, 1869 ), Thomson, 1869

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: 167-168

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

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scientific name

Calycomyza platyptera ( Thomson, 1869 )
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Calycomyza platyptera ( Thomson, 1869)  

Agromyza platyptera Thomson, 1869: 608   .

Phytobia (Calycomyza) platyptera, Frick, 1952: 395  

Calycomyza platyptera, Spencer, 1981: 307   .

Diagnosis. Wing length 1.5–2 mm. Fronto-orbital plate predominantly yellowish, darkened to upper fronto-orbital seta; face black in upper half, yellowish below; pedicel brown; legs brown; calypter yellowish, fringe yellowish. Aedeagus (Fig. 878 and 879 in Spencer & Steyskal 1986): basiphallus slightly sclerotized; mesophallus elongated, wider basally; reniform sclerite present between mesophallus and distiphallus; distiphallus short, forming two lobes and with paired distal processes.

Host-plants. Asteraceae— Ambrosia artemisiifolia   L., Arctium   sp., Artemisia douglasiana Besser   , Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt.   , Artemisia vulgaris   L., Bidens Pilosa L.   , Baccharis salicifolia (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers.   , Erigeron   sp., Erigeron canadensis   L., Gamochaeta pensylvanica (Willd.) Cabrera   , Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal   , Helianthus annuus   L., Helianthus exilis A. Gray   , Heterotheca grandiflora Nutt.   , Iva frutescens   L., Mikania micrantha Kunth   , Mikania scandens   (L.) Willd., Silphium laciniatum   L., Silphium perfoliatum   L., Solidago caesia   L., Soli- dago tortifolia Elliot., Symphyotrichum simmondsii (Small) G.L. Nesom   , Xanthium strumarium   L., Zinnia elegans (Jacq.)   .

Distribution. Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, USA.

Material examined. BRAZIL, Pará state, Belém: Campus de Pesquisa do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi , 1º26′56.3″S, 48º26′43.2″W, 21-IX-1991, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Zinnia elegans   (4 ♂); same location, 21-IX-1991, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Zinnia elegans   (3 ♀) GoogleMaps   .

Comments. Calycomyza platyptera   has already been associated to 19 genera of host-plants belonging to the Asteraceae   family ( Benavent-Corai et al. 2005; Eiseman & Lonsdale 2018), forming blotches on the surface of the leaf. The yellowish fronto-orbital plate, white calypter and fringe, legs completely brown and the tubular aedeagus are helpful to distinguish C. platyptera   from many others species of Calycomyza   . Among species of this genus with a tubular aedeagus, especially that mining Asteraceae   , C. platyptera   has an aedeagus similar to C. obscura Spencer   , C. promissa (Frick)   , C. minor (Spencer)   e C. solidaginis (Kaltenbach)   , distinguished by the sclerotized extensions present apically in the distiphallus. This set of characteristics are useful to distinguish C playtera   from others species of Calycomyza   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Calycomyza

Loc

Calycomyza platyptera ( Thomson, 1869 )

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

Calycomyza platyptera, Spencer, 1981: 307

Spencer, K. A. 1981: 307
1981
Loc

Phytobia (Calycomyza) platyptera

Frick, K. E. 1952: 395
1952
Loc

Agromyza platyptera

Thomson, C. G. 1869: 608
1869