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Species Opomyza germinationis

Opomyzid Fly - Opomyza germinationis Fly resting on a leaf - Opomyza germinationis Fly IMG_4974 - Opomyza germinationis Opomyza germinationis Fly - Opomyza germinationis Fly - Opomyza germinationis Elgiva-like - Opomyza germinationis Opomyza germinationis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Opomyzidae
Genus Opomyza
Species germinationis (Opomyza germinationis)
Abdomen with dark median stripe which expands on posterior part of each tergite, occasionally abdomen entirely dark; male, apex of cercus with sparse, fine setae.
The larva is a stem borer of many grasses, Poaceae.
Non-native, introduced from Europe in the 20th century. Its range is increasing.
Internet References
Wikipedia (in German)