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Genus Liriomyza

Leaf Miner Fly - Liriomyza Mine - Liriomyza eupatoriella Burdock Leaf Miner [=Liriomyza arctii?] ID Request - Liriomyza Bioblitz Durham NC Leaf miner on Trifolium repens Liriomyza frickii 2015 1 - Liriomyza fricki Sebastian leaf miner on Passiflora suberosa maybe FL21 2015 8 - Liriomyza St. Andrews leaf miner on Triodanis biflora SA339 2016 1 - Liriomyza Duke forest new hope fire station trail leaf miner on Polygala verticillata DF1 2016 4 - Liriomyza St. Andrews leaf miner on Carphephorus bdelifolius SA437 2016 2 - Liriomyza
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
~70 spp. in our area(1), ~220 total(2)
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)
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
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
Fact sheet[Cite:185010]
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 (1997-2015) Home of Ichneumonoidea (Taxapad)