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For the United States & Canada

Species Liriomyza taraxaci

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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
Genus Liriomyza
Species taraxaci (Liriomyza taraxaci)
Explanation of Names
Author: Hering, 1927
Range
Widespread in England and all of Europe. Introduced in Canada (1969)
Remarks
Larvae form blotch mines in the upper surface of dandelion (Taraxacum) leaves(1)
Internet References
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.