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Phytomyza doellingeriae - male

Phytomyza doellingeriae - Male
Perry, Washington County, Maine, USA
March 21, 2014
Size: 1.7 mm

Does this species
feed in the flower heads, by chance?
I was recently on vacation in Maine and came across an agromyzid in the flower heads of Doellingeria; the larvae made black puparia after emerging from the flower heads. Couldn't find anything in the agromyzid manual but did come across this post.

No, this is a leafminer
Hope you're able to rear those out--no doubt something interesting!

I don't recall see any leaf mines on the plants I looked at.

The flower head feeders produced a bunch of puparia and so I am optimistic about getting a male or two out of the deal, but we'll see.

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