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Genus Liriomyza

Acartophthalmus bicolor - Liriomyza Small fly - Liriomyza leaf mine on Burdock - Liriomyza on-arctium Making tracks - Liriomyza eupatoriella agromyzid mine on white clover - Liriomyza Agromyzidae on White Snakeroot  - Liriomyza eupatoriella Itty bitty Flies - Liriomyza - male - female leaf mine on zinnia - Liriomyza
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
Genus Liriomyza
Explanation of Names
Liriomyza Mik 1894
Numbers
~70 spp. in our area(1), ~220 total(2)
Identification
Frons dark, first flagellomere yellow, fore tibia without lateral setae, first flagellomere without apical spine, M1+2 ending nearer to wing tip than R4+5, halter light colored, C extends to M1+2, fronto-orbital setae erect, reclinate, or absent, Sc incomplete(1)
Habitat
The larvae all mine leaves. 3 species, L. huidobrensis, L. sativae, and L. trifolii are highly polyphagous and are agricultural pests in Florida and California. (1)
Life Cycle
Leaf mine | Puparium on leaf | Puparium | Adult
Remarks
like a few other agromyzid genera, these produce sound with a stridulatory comb on hind femur and a file on 1st abdominal segment(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.Dicky Sick Ki Yu (1997-2012) Home of Ichneumonoidea (Taxapad)
3.U. of Florida and Dep. of Agriculture Website