Agromyza aristata Malloch,

Eiseman, Charles S. & Lonsdale, Owen, 2018, New state and host records for Agromyzidae (Diptera) in the United States, with the description of thirty new species, Zootaxa 4479 (1), pp. 1-156: 8

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4479.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:93C84828-6EEF-4758-BEA1-97EEEF115245

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D287EF-FFA7-E44D-A8E5-50B845FAFACE

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Agromyza aristata Malloch
status

 

Agromyza aristata Malloch 

( Fig. 65View FIGURES 63–74)

Material examined. OKLAHOMA: Payne Co., Mehan , 36.014339° N, 96.996744° W, 5.iv.2016, em. by 11.iv.2017, M.W. Palmer, ex Ulmus rubra  , #CSE3448, CNC939912View Materials (1♂)GoogleMaps  ; VERMONT: Chittenden Co.  , South Burlington, Winooski Gorge, 16.v.2015, em  . 24.iii –6.iv.2016, C.S. Eiseman, ex Ulmus rubra  , #CSE2264, CNC654497–654499 (3♀).

Hosts. Ulmaceae  : Ulmus americana  L. ( Frick 1959), U. * rubra Muhl. 

Leaf mine. ( Fig. 65View FIGURES 63–74) Usually beginning near the leaf margin; initially green and linear, later widening into a brown, elongate blotch. Frass is indistinct in the narrow, green portion, but later present in blackish particles that often form two rows, becoming more randomly scattered toward the end. Concentric feeding lines are evident in the blotch.

Puparium. Yellowish-brown; formed outside the mine.

Distribution. USA: AR (leaf mines only), FL (leaf mines only; Frost 1924), IL, IN, IA, NY, OH, *OK, PA, VA, *VT; Canada: AB, ON. We have also seen leaf mines (including photographs submitted to www.BugGuide.net) from MA, MD, NJ, NC, TN, WI, and NB.

Comments. This species is univoltine, with larvae feeding in April and May; pupae overwinter.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Agromyza