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Subfamily Phytomyzinae

St. Andrews leaf miner on Sida rhombifolia SA116 2015 3 - Calycomyza malvae Unid Leafminer Dhh1 St. Andrews Leaf miner on Carphephorus bdelifolius SA353 2016 5 - Liriomyza St. Andrews leaf miner on Carphephorus bdelifolius SA437 2016 1 - Liriomyza Blowing rock leaf miner on Saponaria officinalis BR14 2016 4 - Amauromyza flavifrons Dichanthelium host -- Agromyza? - Cerodontha Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Baccharis halimifolia D464 2017 2 Lake Aberdeen leaf miner on Arundinaria tecta D547 2017 2 - Cerodontha
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Agromyzidae (Leaf Miner Flies)
Subfamily Phytomyzinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
All species formerly placed in Chromatomyia are now Phytomyza species, per Winkler et al. (2009).
Identification
Adults: Subcosta runs parallel to R1 and reaches the costa independently. Larvae: The cephalopharyngeal skeleton has only one upper arm. (1)
Print References
Winkler, Isaac S., Sonja J. Scheffer, and Charles Mitter. 2009. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae): delimitation of Phytomyza Fallen sensu lato and included species groups, with new insights on morphological and host-use evolution. Systematic Entomology 34:260–292 (PDF)
Works Cited
1.Manual of the Agromyzidae (Diptera) of the United States - Agriculture Handbook Number 638
Kenneth A. Spencer and George C. Steyskal. 1986. United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service.