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Species Ophiomyia lantanae - Lantana-Leafminer

Ophiomyia lantanae - Lantana-Leafminer - Ophiomyia lantanae - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Agromyzidae (Leaf Miner Flies)
Subfamily Agromyzinae
Genus Ophiomyia
Species lantanae (Lantana-Leafminer)
Range
Southern USA to South America; introduced elsewhere.
Remarks
Larvae in Lantana spp. "Larva feeding in seed heads, either in pulp of immature berries or lower in peduncle, where pupation takes place."(1)
Works Cited
1.Manual of the Agromyzidae (Diptera) of the United States - Agriculture Handbook Number 638
Kenneth A. Spencer and George C. Steyskal. 1986. United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service.