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Family Agromyzidae - Leaf Miner Flies

flies - Calycomyza - male - female Phytomyza aconiti Daylily Leaf Mine Maker [Ophiomyia? kwansonis??] ID request - Ophiomyia kwansonis White Vervain Leaf Mine ID Request - Calycomyza verbenae Mine in Ruellia strepens - Liriomyza blechi Unid Leafminer WPsn2 - Ophiomyia parda Unid Leafminer Dsg3 St. Andrews leaf miner on Lepidium virginicum SA1338 2018 1 - Liriomyza brassicae
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. .