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Family Agromyzidae - Leaf Miner Flies

New species in my front yard - Phytomyza new-species-on-erigeron - male Leigh farm park Durham NC leaf miner on Galium circaezens D52 2015 3 - Liriomyza galiivora Unid Leafminer Dsp3 - Liriomyza eupatorii St. Andrews leaf miner on Lonicera sempervirens SA312 2016 2 - Aulagromyza orbitalis Sandy Creek Park Durham leaf miner on Bidens bipinata D322 2016 3 - Calycomyza Sandy Creek Park Durham leaf miner on Houstonia purpurea D317 2016 2 Leigh farm park leaf miner on Solidago maybe D401 2017 1 - Nemorimyza posticata St. Andrews leaf miner on Gelsemium sempervirens SA971 2017 11
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
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
(4)
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. .