Liriomyza,

Boucher, Stéphanie & Wheeler, Terry A., 2014, Neotropical Agromyzidae (Diptera) of the Mission Géodésique de l’Équateur: Becker (1920) revisited, Zootaxa 3779 (2), pp. 157-176: 173

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3779.2.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17D92CCD-AEC6-47A4-9D47-09756607048E

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039687D1-FF91-FFD4-FF47-FD69DB56FB6D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Liriomyza
status

 

Liriomyza  sp. C

Agromyza pusilla Meigen  , of Becker (1920), in part.

MNHN specimen. Ecuador: Casitagua, alt. 3500m. Dr. P. Rivet. 1903 (1 ♀).

Comments. The identity of this specimen (partially damaged with head detached but glued on point) cannot be confirmed without males, but diagnostic characters include: upper orbit dark brown, mostly near eye margin but also locally under each ors; vte and vti on dark brown, but vti at limit of yellow; hind margin of eye black on upper half; palpus dark brown; antenna yellow except first flagellomere brown apically (for approximately half its length, more so on dorsal surface) with patch of long white pubescence; mesonotum dark to margin of scutellum with only small yellowish spots at hind corners; anepisternum and katepisternum dark brown with 1 / 4 – 1 / 3 yellow dorsally; 3 + 1 dc; acr in 4–5 irregular rows; fore coxa yellow with base narrowly brown for about 1 / 3 of coxa length; femora almost completely yellow with base brown and fore femur brownish dorsally; tibiae and tarsi brown; wing length 2.5 mm. This female is most similar externally to the Neotropical species L. menthavora Sanabria  de Arévalo, L. cirriformis Sanabria  de Arévalo and L. spencerella Valladeres. 

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae