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Species Cerodontha dorsalis - Grass Sheathminer

Agromyzid? - Cerodontha dorsalis - female Fly - Cerodontha dorsalis Insect collected in vegetative little bluestem grass - Cerodontha dorsalis Fly - Cerodontha dorsalis Pelham road leaf miner on Dichanthelium villosissimum var. villosissimum D259 2016 3 - Cerodontha dorsalis Duke Campus leaf miner on Setaria D635 2017 3 - Cerodontha dorsalis Black-tipped fly - Cerodontha dorsalis Another acalyptrate fly? - Cerodontha dorsalis
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 Phytomyzinae
Genus Cerodontha
No Taxon (Subgenus Cerodontha)
Species dorsalis (Grass Sheathminer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Odontocera dorsalis Loew, 1863 (the genus name was already used for a genus of beetles, hence the change to Cerodontha)
Canada to Brazil
Larvae mine leaves of grasses, including cereals and corn.
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