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Genus Pegomya

Early larva - Pegomya More eggs on chard - Pegomya Small Fly - Pegomya Pegomya wygodzinskyi - male Pegomya carduorum St. Andrews leaf miner on Amaranthus palmeri SA590 2016 5 - Pegomya wygodzinskyi Beta vulgaris host - Pegomya Smartweed Leaf Miner ID Request - Pegomya
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Anthomyiidae (Root-Maggot Flies)
No Taxon (Pegomya group)
Genus Pegomya
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Often spelled Pegomyia (a more correct spelling, but the original one is to be retained)
Formerly treated in a broader sense including what is now Eutrichota
Explanation of Names
Pegomya Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
1. A1 not abbreviated; scutellum w/ ventral hairs (Anthomyiini)
2. Middle of proepisternum & katepimeron w/o hairs
3. 3 postsutural DC bristles
4. Lower calypter not extending beyond upper
5. Head/thorax/abdomen not whitish gray w/ 3 stripes
6. Proboscis not very long/slender/tubular
7. Eyes bare
8. Head not noticeably small
9. Arista bare
10. Metatibia w/2 posterodorsal preapical bristles
11. Mesotibia w/o a preapical anteroventral bristle
Larvae of subgenus Pegomya mine in leaves, usually Chenopodiaceae and related families but occasionally composites and other families. Most larvae of subgenus Phoraea live in fungi.