Agromyza pseudoreptans Nowakowski,

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: 11-12

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D287EF-FFAA-E441-A8E5-55284026FDF6

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scientific name

Agromyza pseudoreptans Nowakowski
status

 

Agromyza pseudoreptans Nowakowski 

( Fig. 73View FIGURES 63–74)

Material examined. VERMONT: Chittenden Co., Essex, Woodside Park , 27.vi.2013, em. 16.x.2013, C.S. Eiseman, ex Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis  , #CSE944, CNC392661View Materials (1♂)  .

Host. Urticaceae  : Urtica dioica L. 

Leaf mine. ( Fig. 73View FIGURES 63–74) A brownish or dark greenish linear-blotch; according to Spencer & Steyskal (1986), normally commencing along the leaf margin, turning black when old. Spencer (1969, 1981) had only described the mine as turning darker brown, in contrast with the more blackish mine of Agromyza reptans Fallén  , and this is consistent with our observations. Most mines at the Vermont collection site did begin at the leaf margin and follow it for several serrations before becoming a blotch and expanding away from it; however, the mine from which we reared an adult began at a lateral vein away from the leaf margin, then gradually meandered toward the margin, initially bounded by two major  veins. The mines are messy-looking, with frass in irregular, dark lumps.

Puparium. Reddish-brown; formed outside the mine.

Distribution. USA: AK, CA, ID, MN ( Scheffer et al. 2007), OR, WA, *VT; Canada: AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, QC; Europe.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Agromyza