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Genus Ophiomyia

Aster Leaf Mine ID Request - Ophiomyia parda lateral - Ophiomyia camarae - female Ophiomyia beckeri - male Puparium near base of Lactuca sp. leaf - Ophiomyia Agromyzidae, midrib miner, heart-leaved aster - Ophiomyia Leigh Farm Park leaf miner or galler on Baccharis halimifolia D913A 2018 1 - Ophiomyia rugula Stem miner, Galeopsis tetrahit - Ophiomyia Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Symphyotrichum species D1496 Ophiomyia 2019 3 - Ophiomyia quinta
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 Ophiomyia
Explanation of Names
Ophiomyia Braschnikov 1897
'snake fly' (likely refers to the shape of mines)
>70 spp. in our area(1), 150 total(2)