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Genus Melanagromyza

Leaf miner for California in April - Melanagromyza - female Tiny fly on encilia - Melanagromyza - female Leaf Miner Fly - Melanagromyza Seedhead stalk borer, hoary vervain - Melanagromyza verbenivora Stem girdler, hoary vervain - Melanagromyza verbenivora Stem borer, Angelica - Melanagromyza Acalyptrate fly - Sepsidae? - Melanagromyza Stem borer, Lactuca - Melanagromyza
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Agromyzidae (Leaf Miner Flies)
Subfamily Agromyzinae
Genus Melanagromyza
Explanation of Names
Melanagromyza Hendel 1920
226 spp. total(1)
Metallic green Agromyzinae without prescutellar acrostichal bristles.
Life Cycle
Larvae are internal feeders, mainly in the stem but also in the flower head or root; pupation occurs within the plant(2)
This genus was erected for black-haltered species previously treated in Agromyza(2)
Works Cited
1.Dicky Sick Ki Yu (1997-2015) Home of Ichneumonoidea (Taxapad)
2.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.