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Genus Phytomyza

Agromyzidae, I presume - Phytomyza leaf mine on Thalictrum revolutum - Meadow Rue - Phytomyza plumiseta Blotch leaf mines on Thalictrum - Meadow Rue - Phytomyza plumiseta Phytomyza wiggii St. Andrews leaf miner on Ilex glabra SA30 Phytomyza leslieae maybe Carolina bay 2015 3 - Phytomyza glabricola Linear mines on Ranunculus - Phytomyza ranunculi St. Andrews leaf miner on Lonicera sempervirens SA560 2016 2 - Phytomyza sempervirentis Nettle stem puparia - Phytomyza flavicornis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Agromyzidae (Leaf Miner Flies)
Subfamily Phytomyzinae
Genus Phytomyza
Explanation of Names
Phytomyza Fallén 1810
Greek for 'plant fly'
close to 400 spp. total(1)
Larvae are leaf miners in a variety of plants; many species are host-specific(2)
Works Cited
1.Dicky Sick Ki Yu (1997-2015) Home of Ichneumonoidea (Taxapad)
2.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.