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Leaf Miner Fly Pupa - Phytomyza aesculi

Leaf Miner Fly Pupa - Phytomyza aesculi
Wildwood Park; Radford, Virginia, USA
May 14, 2018
Found this on Aesculus flava. Is it possibly Agromyzidae? If not, what is it, please?


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Yup! It might be worth collecting more of these... As I recall I ended up with two females, plus one underdeveloped specimen (not sure of the sex on that one). I plan to give agromyzid specimens to Owen Lonsdale in July, and some time after that we'll find out whether he can say with confidence that this is the same new species we're describing from Ohio or something else. Braconid wasps emerged from most of the other puparia.

Thanks, Charley!
I'll keep looking. I haven't found any that have been as large as the first one I found and sent to you last spring. And, of course, I'll send pics of what I find.

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