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Phytomyza n sp near solidaginivora - Phytomyza solidaginivora - male

Phytomyza n sp near solidaginivora - Phytomyza solidaginivora - Male
Perry, Washington County, Maine, USA
July 4, 2013
Size: 1.8 mm
Both of the adults I reared were teneral like this, but Owen Lonsdale determined them to be a new species based on the genitalia. So I collected additional, similar leaf mines on the same host plant, but the single fly I reared from them turned out to be a different new species!

Edit, spring 2016: we're calling it P. solidaginivora for now.

No kidding...
Seems like you can't turn around without hitting a new agromyzid species! I hope everyone takes notice and starts collecting these really cool little flies (with host data!!)!

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