Agromyza,

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: 15

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-FFAE-E445-A8E5-5412451DFF34

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Agromyza
status

 

Agromyza  sp. 3

Material examined. OKLAHOMA: Payne Co., Mehan , 36.014339° N, 96.996744° W, 30.xii.2015, em. 31.iii.2016, M.W. Palmer, ex Dichanthelium  , #CSE2300, CNC653996View Materials (1♀)GoogleMaps  .

Host. Poaceae  : Dichanthelium (Hitchc. & Chase) Gould. 

Leaf mine. Solitary larva forming an irregular whitish blotch on the lower surface, with liquidy green to blackish frass smeared randomly throughout. Visible as whitish mottling on the upper leaf surface.

Puparium. Pale reddish-brown; formed outside the mine.

Comments. Two Agromyza  species, A. parca  and A. pudica  , have now been reared from Dichanthelium  spp., but their mines have always been on the upper leaf surface. Only a single example of this underside mine was found, and no upper surface mines were found with it. The larva was collected on 30 December; it pupariated by 5 January, and was kept at room temperature until the adult emerged on 31 March.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae