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Ophiomyia camarae? - Ophiomyia camarae - female

Ophiomyia camarae? - Ophiomyia camarae - Female
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
November 1, 2015
Emerged from Lantana leaf mine.

First Bugguide image of the actual fly rather than the mine.

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Ophiomyia camarae? - Ophiomyia camarae - female dorsolateral - Ophiomyia camarae - female lateral - Ophiomyia camarae - female leaf - Ophiomyia camarae empty puparium - Ophiomyia camarae

pupation chamber
In virtually every mine of this species that I've seen, the pupation chamber is on the first or second major vein (counting from the base of the leaf). Just an observation.

Moved
Moved from Ophiomyia.

Probably correct
Since this would be a new state record as well as a new host record, it would be great if a specimen could be preserved and sent to Owen Lonsdale for verification. Unfortunately, a male would be needed for this. Very few female agromyzids can be confidently identified to species. But since the mine is consistent with O. camarae and there are no known alternatives, we'll call it that until we have evidence to the contrary.

 
Thanks, Charley
I'll keep an eye out for occupied mines. Do you know what Lantana species the plant is? I was assuming it was L. camara.

 
Oh, it might be
Sorry, I had recently seen a photo of a similar mine on L. urticoides from Texas and was thinking that had been yours, but that was on a blog rather than on BugGuide. I don't know Lantana species at all.

 
No problem
I really don't know Lantana species either. This one has all yellow flowers, for what that's worth.

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