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Genus Melanagromyza

small fly - Melanagromyza Mating Flies - Melanagromyza - male - female Fly from stinging nettle dead stalks - Melanagromyza martini Fly - Melanagromyza Gold metallic fly - Melanagromyza - female Stem borer, Cirsium - Melanagromyza Stem borer, Polymnia - Melanagromyza Stem borer, Symphyotrichum - Melanagromyza
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
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.