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Genus Ophiomyia

Mt. Mitchell leaf miner on Symphyotrichum maybe 2015 2 - Ophiomyia Daylily Leaf Miner Submission - Ophiomyia kwansonis Ophiomyia beckeri - male Puparia on winter stem, sweet cicely - Ophiomyia osmorhizae Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Pyrrhopappus carolinianus D459 2017 1 - Ophiomyia Stem miner, Thalictrum - Ophiomyia Lactuca scab fly, live and active larva - Ophiomyia Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Nabalus species D1679 2019 6 - Ophiomyia
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 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)