Phytomyza confusa Eiseman & Lonsdale

Eiseman, Charles S., Lonsdale, Owen, Linden, John Van Der, Feldman, Tracy S. & Palmer, Michael W., 2021, Thirteen new species of Agromyzidae (Diptera) from the United States, with new host and distribution records for 32 additional species, Zootaxa 4931 (1), pp. 1-68 : 33-34

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4931.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:88CF2B0D-E02B-46E1-9F52-1B95F717FC8F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4545273

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0395A00B-7002-EB6D-2A99-F991606167C6

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Phytomyza confusa Eiseman & Lonsdale
status

 

Phytomyza confusa Eiseman & Lonsdale  

Material examined. IOWA: Winneshiek Co., Beard Farm , 23.v.2017, em.?, J. van der Linden, ex Hydrophyllum virginianum   , # CSE4645 ,   CNC1135657 View Materials   (1♁).

Host. Hydrophyllaceae   : Hydrophyllum virginianum L.  

Leaf mine. Irregular in shape, sometimes with a distinct linear portion and sometimes seeming to form a primary blotch, even when very small. Mines are whitish with brownish patches and discrete, dark frass grains ( Eiseman & Lonsdale 2018).

Puparium. Pale brown; apparently formed externally, but this requires confirmation ( Eiseman & Lonsdale 2018).

Phenology and voltinism. Larvae have now been found in May and September (the latter overwintering as pupae), indicating Phytomyza confusa   is at least bivoltine.

Distribution. USA: IA.

Comments. Although no details of the leaf mine characteristics or pupation site were recorded for this new rearing, it confirms the tentative identification of the host plant that was given in the original description.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Phytomyza