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Genus Phytomyza

Phytomyza aconiti Tiny fly - Phytomyza Bioblitz Durham NC Leaf miner on Ilex opaca 2015 4 - Phytomyza opacae Agromyzidae on Plantain, under side of leafX - Phytomyza plantaginis Duke University leaf miner on Veronica persica D269 Phytomyza crassiseta 2016 3 - Phytomyza crassiseta Unidentified Leaf Mines on American Holly - Phytomyza opacae leaf mine on American Holly - Phytomyza ilicicola Triosteum, mid-vein leaf mine, opened - Phytomyza
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.