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Genus Liriomyza

Yellow & black fly - Liriomyza - female leaf mine on Burdock - Liriomyza arctii-maybe leaf mine on Field Thistle - Liriomyza Unid Leafminer Gsp5 - Liriomyza eupatorii Diptera, fresh puparium - Liriomyza Diptera, almost a fly, dorsal - Liriomyza Garlic Mustard host - Liriomyza brassicae St. Andrews leaf miner on Ambrosia artemesiifolia SA592 Liriomyza 2016 5 - 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
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)