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Species Phytomyza krygeri

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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 (atomaria species group)
Species krygeri (Phytomyza krygeri)
Explanation of Names
Author: Hering, 1949
Range
Native to Europe; recently discovered in Ontario; probable larvae of this species found in Massachusetts and Iowa.
Food
Larvae develop in columbine (Aquilegia) seed capsules.
Life Cycle
One generation per year; adults appear in spring.
Print References
Lonsdale, O. 2017. Phytomyza krygeri Hering (Diptera: Agromyzidae), a new invasive species for North America on columbine. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 148:13-21. (PDF)