Melanagromyza, Hendel, 1920

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 : 15

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.4545237

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0395A00B-702C-EB42-2A99-FEE1611B6437

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Melanagromyza
status

 

Melanagromyza   sp. 1

Material examined. IOWA: Winneshiek Co., Lake Meyer Park , 28.xi.2017, em. spring 2018, J. van der Linden, ex Cryptotaenia canadensis   , # CSE4651 ,   CNC1135658 View Materials (1♀)   .

Host. Apiaceae   : Cryptotaenia canadensis   (L.) DC.

Larval biology. Internal stem borer.

Puparium. Formed within the stem.

Phenology and voltinism. Pupae overwinter, with adults emerging in spring.

Distribution. USA: IA.

Comments. The only previous record of an agromyzid from this host is a leaf mine of an unidentified Phytomyza   species collected in Montreal, QC, listed by Spencer (1969), who did not describe the mine in any way. The only dipteran leafminer that has been reared from Cryptotaenia   is Euleia fratria (Loew)   ( Tephritidae   ), and it does not seem impossible that its mine could have been mistaken for that of a Phytomyza   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae