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Agromyzidae, Anemone herbivory - Phytomyza anemonivora

Agromyzidae, Anemone herbivory - Phytomyza anemonivora
Weaver Dunes, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
August 17, 2011
Anemone, either A. virginiana or A. cylindrica, collected on Aug 14, 2011.
In previous years I had noted the blackish streaking but this time I teased it apart and found Diptera puparia.

These may be the larvae of the fly but I was not able to rear them to adulthood.

O. Lonsdale says: "I did the dissection and it's definitely Phytomyza anemonivora Spencer.
Good find! As far as I can tell, this is a new record for the USA! It's only otherwise known from Ontario."

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Agromyzidae, Anemone herbivory - Phytomyza anemonivora Agromyzidae, puparia in Anemone - Phytomyza anemonivora Agromyzidae, newly emerged - Phytomyza anemonivora Agromyzidae - Phytomyza anemonivora Agromyzidae, spent puparia - Phytomyza anemonivora

That is...
super cool MJ!!!!!

Moved
Moved from Phytomyza.
From Owen Lonsdale:

I did the dissection and it's definitely Phytomyza anemonivora Spencer.
Good find! As far as I can tell, this is a new record for the USA! It's only otherwise known from Ontario.

Moved
Moved from Leaf Miner Flies.
ID by Owen Lonsdale; male dissection required for species ID.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I hope you've saved the specimens? It's possible that this is something that's known to exist in Canada, but it's not mentioned in the USDA manual of Agromyzidae. It's worth saving even the malformed ones, to make sure you've got at least one male. (Puparia is the plural of puparium, by the way.)

 
Saved
I've got the material here in the CNC as permanent protected vouchers. The adults are dried and double-mounted, and the immature stages are in the ethanol collection.

 
Good call
and THANKS Charley.

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