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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Phytomyzinae

new england aster leaf mine Phytomyzinae mine - on Clematis vine - Phytomyza leaf mine on Jewelweed - Phytoliriomyza melampyga Agromyzidae on Sage, pupa - Calycomyza platyptera Unid Leafminer Dpd3 - Phytomyza penstemonis Unid Leafminer Glb1 - Aulagromyza Glennstone leaf miner on Lonicera sempervirens D224 2015 4 - Phytomyza Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Chrysopsis marina D538 2017 1 - Calycomyza new-species-on-chrysopsis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Agromyzidae (Leaf Miner Flies)
Subfamily Phytomyzinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
All species formerly placed in Chromatomyia are now Phytomyza species, per Winkler et al. (2009).
Identification
Adults: Subcosta runs parallel to R1 and reaches the costa independently. Larvae: The cephalopharyngeal skeleton has only one upper arm. (1)
Print References
Winkler, Isaac S., Sonja J. Scheffer, and Charles Mitter. 2009. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae): delimitation of Phytomyza Fallen sensu lato and included species groups, with new insights on morphological and host-use evolution. Systematic Entomology 34:260–292 (PDF)
Works Cited
1.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.