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Genus Phytomyza

leafminer - Phytomyza agromyzina Leaf mine - Phytomyza penstemonis Bioblitz Durham NC Leaf miner on Ilex opaca 3 2015 1 - Phytomyza opacae Unid Leafminer Gep4 - Phytomyza Pennys Bend Leaf miner on Aesculus sylvatica PB3 2016 8 - Phytomyza aesculi St. Andrews leaf miner on Lonicera sempervirens SA391 2016 2 - Phytomyza sempervirentis Agromyzid in Nemophila parviflora - Phytomyza nemophilae Phytomyza ex Symphoricarpos orbiculatus - Phytomyza palmeri - male
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 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.