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Species Phytomyza flavicornis

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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 Phytomyzinae
Genus Phytomyza
No Taxon (rufipes species group)
Species flavicornis (Phytomyza flavicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phytomyza flavicornis Fallén,1823
Explanation of Names
"Yellow horned" after the yellow antennae.
Identification
Distinguished from other Phytomyza by the combination of yellow antennae, yellow behind eyes, thorax black on top (not merely gray) and yellow on sides, scutellum black, and crossvein dm-cu absent.
Range
Holarctic
Remarks
Stem miner in Urtica, "larva feeding in pith of stem and pupating internally; puparium slender, yellowish."(1)
Assigned to the Phytomyza rufipes species group by Winkler et al. (2009). The group has seven species, including five in North America (one a recent introduction).
Print References
Winkler, Isaac S., Sonja J. Scheffer, and Charles Mitter. 2009. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae): delimitation of Phytomyza Fallén sensu lato and included species groups, with new insights on morphological and host-use evolution. Systematic Entomology 34:260-292.
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.