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Species Ophiomyia kwansonis - Daylily Leafminer

Agromyzidae Fly - Ophiomyia kwansonis Mine on Hemerocallis. Ophiomyia kwansonis? - Ophiomyia kwansonis Ophyiomyia? on daylily covered with such mines - Ophiomyia kwansonis Pelham road leaf miner on ornamental Hemerocallis maybe D266 2016 5 - Ophiomyia kwansonis Daylily Leaf Miner Submission - Ophiomyia kwansonis Ophiomyia kwansonis Daylily Leafminer (Ophiomyia kwansonis)? - Ophiomyia kwansonis Fly - Ophiomyia kwansonis
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)
Subfamily Agromyzinae
Genus Ophiomyia
Species kwansonis (Daylily Leafminer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ophiomyia kwansonis Sasakawa, 1961
adult: 3 mm - FDA
larvae up to 5mm
mostly: TX-FL-NY - FDA
Mar-Sept in FL - FDA
HOST PLANTS: Daylilies, genus Hemerocallis comprises approximately 22 species (Liliaceae). Over 60,000 registered varieties of daylily have been developed. - FDA
Non native, from Japan. First detected in Florida on 17 March 2011
"The first possible evidence of this insect in the U.S. is an image posted at, taken 4 July 2006 in Kennebunk, Maine by V.J. Hickey. It was described as a 3 mm fly, always seen on daylily flowers."
Print References
Sasakawa, M. 1961. A study of the Japanese Agromyzidae (Diptera) Part 2. Pacific Insects 3: 307-472.
Shiao, S.F. and W.J. Wu. 1999. Supplements to the species of Agromyzinae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) from Taiwan, with notes on three new records. Chinese Journal of Entomology 19: 343-364.
Spencer, K.A. 1990. Host Specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, x + 444 pp.