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Stem dweller, Urtica - Phytomyza flavicornis

Stem dweller, Urtica - Phytomyza flavicornis
Roslien Woods, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
~02/01/18 Puparia collected from dead stems of stinging nettle, Urtica dioica...most are apparently Melanagromyza per

but a few don't look quite right for Melanagromyza puparia

Indoor batch rearing

~02/18/18 Two adult flies from the different-looking puparia, including the adult shown here

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Moved
Moved from Phytomyza genalis.

Owen reexamined them; flavicornis after all!

 
Ah, so it goes
Thanks for the update :)

Moved
Moved from Phytomyza flavicornis.

Specimens examined by Owen Lonsdale.

 
Thanks for making the page, Charley
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Moved
Moved from Phytomyzinae.

I'll be darned
An agromyzid after all! Thanks, John.

Phytomyza flavicornis?
The handbook suggests Phytomyza flavicornis.

 
Oh! It sure does
Thanks for pointing that out! I'll include the relevant text from the handbook for anyone else who might come by our comments here.

"P. flavicornis...Host/Early Stages. Urtica spp. Larva feeding in pith of stem and pupating internally; puparium slender, yellowish." In (1), p. 180

Moved
Moved from Flies.

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