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rufipes species group

fly - Phytomyza flavicornis Stem dweller, Urtica - Phytomyza flavicornis Stem dweller, Urtica - Phytomyza flavicornis Stem dweller, Urtica - Phytomyza flavicornis Stem dweller, Urtica - Phytomyza flavicornis Nettle stem puparia - Phytomyza flavicornis Nettle stem puparia - Phytomyza flavicornis
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
Numbers
Five species are known from the Nearctic region, including the Holarctic P. flavicornis and the introduced Palearctic species P. rufipes.
Food
Host plants include Brassicaceae and Urticaceae.
Remarks
Larvae mine in leaves, bore in stems, or do a combination of the two.
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.