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Species Ophiomyia kwansonis - Daylily Leafminer

Small Black Fly - Ophiomyia kwansonis Small Black Fly - Ophiomyia kwansonis Daylily Leaf Mine Maker [Ophiomyia? kwansonis??] ID request - Ophiomyia kwansonis mine on Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily) - Ophiomyia kwansonis Mine on Hemerocallis. Ophiomyia kwansonis? - Ophiomyia kwansonis Pelham road leaf miner on ornamental Hemerocallis maybe D266 2016 2 - Ophiomyia kwansonis Pelham road leaf miner on ornamental Hemerocallis maybe D266 2016 5 - Ophiomyia kwansonis Daylily Leaf Miner Submission - Ophiomyia kwansonis
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 Agromyzinae
Genus Ophiomyia
Species kwansonis (Daylily Leafminer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ophiomyia kwansonis Sasakawa, 1961
Size
adult: 3 mm - FDA
larvae up to 5mm
Range
mostly: TX-FL-NY - FDA
Season
Mar-Sept in FL - FDA
Food
HOST PLANTS: Daylilies, genus Hemerocallis comprises approximately 22 species (Liliaceae). Over 60,000 registered varieties of daylily have been developed. - FDA
Remarks
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 Bugguide.net, 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.