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Family Agromyzidae - Leaf Miner Flies

Liriomyza eupatorii - on Eupatorium serotinum (Late Boneset) leaf mine - Phytomyza lactuca Leigh farm park Durham NC leaf miner on Scutellaria D53 2015 2 - Calycomyza on-scutellaria mine in Pellaea atropurpurea - Phytoliriomyza felti Unid Leafminer WWeh1 - Aulagromyza Solidago? mine Linear mine, Polymnia - Liriomyza hypopolymnia Mine 1 - Agromyza
Classification
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)
Explanation of Names
Agromyzidae Fallén 1823
Numbers
~640 spp. in 19 genera in our area(1), >3,000 spp. in >40 genera worldwide(2)(3)
Size
1-5 mm(1)
Identification
Small, color is usually blackish or yellowish. Most species are more easily recognized by the mines than by the insects themselves.
Food
Larvae are leafminers, some are stem or seed borers(1)
Print References
Agromyzidae of Florida with a supplement on species from the Caribbean - 1973 (4)
Manual of the Agromyzidae (Diptera) of the United States - 1986 (5)
Manual of North American Agromyzidae (Diptera, Schizophora), with revision of the fauna of the “Delmarva” states. - 2021 (6)

Distinguishing Agromyzidae (Diptera) Leaf Mines in the Fossil Record: New Taxa from the Paleogene of North America and Germany and their Evolutionary Implications. Full Text Here
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.USDA Diptera Site (now closed)
3.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.
4.Agromyzidae of Florida with a supplement on species from the Caribbean
Spencer K.A., Stegmaier C.E., Jr. 1973. Florida Department of Agriculture. Arthropods of Florida and neighboring land areas v. 7. iv+205 pp. .
5.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.
6.Manual of North American Agromyzidae (Diptera, Schizophora), with revision of the fauna of the “Delmarva” states
Owen Lonsdale. 2021. ZooKeys 1051: 1–481 .