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: 16

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-FFAF-E445-A8E5-50B945D7FAEB

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Agromyza
status

 

Agromyza  sp. 5

Material examined. MASSACHUSETTS: Berkshire Co., Windsor , 30.vii.2014, em. 14.viii.2014, C.S. Eiseman, ex Glyceria melicaria  , #CSE1322, CNC384892View Materials (1♀)  .

Host. Poaceae  : Glyceria melicaria (Michx.) F.T. Hubbard. 

Leaf mine. Yellowish-green, at the tip of the leaf, occupying its full width; filled with closely spaced, granular frass. The single mine we found contained two larvae. It was on the abaxial leaf surface, but the leaf was twisted so that the mined portion faced upward.

Puparium. Brown; formed outside the mine.

Comments. Apart from the records of Agromyza parca  presented in this paper, this is the first record of a North American agromyzid from Glyceria  , although several species that occur here have been reared from other Glyceria  species in Europe ( Ellis 2016). Those in the genus Agromyza  include A. albipennis Meigen  , A. lucida Hendel  , A. nigrella (Rondani)  , and A. nigripes Meigen. Of  these, this female is only similar to A. lucida  , having a short, round first flagellomere, paler tibiae, and brown hairs on a white calypter, but males would be required to verify identity. While initial study indicates that A. lucida  is highly similar to A. parca  , the specific boundaries of the taxa in this species group require much additional study to clarify concepts and relationships.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae