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atomaria species group

Veronica Leaf Blotch Mine [=Phytomyza? crassiseta??] ID Request - Phytomyza crassiseta Larvae in Wood Betony flower stalk, lateral - Phytomyza Agromyzidae on Plantain, upper side of leaf - Phytomyza plantaginis Pelham road Leaf miner on Veronica arvensis D241 2016 3 - Phytomyza crassiseta St. Andrews leaf miner on Veronica arvensis SA337 Phytomyza crassiseta 2016 1 - Phytomyza crassiseta Blowing Rock Boone Leaf miner on Veronica BR35 Phytomyza crassiseta 2016 3 - Phytomyza crassiseta Blowing Rock Boone Leaf miner on Veronica BR35 Phytomyza crassiseta 2016 4 - Phytomyza crassiseta Penstemon host - Phytomyza penstemonis
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 Phytomyza
No Taxon atomaria species group
Food
All known host plants are in the Lamiales (Orobanchaceae and Plantaginaceae, formerly Scrophulariaceae) and Ranunculaceae (buttercup family), except for Phytomyza lupini Sehgal (a stem borer on lupine, Fabaceae).
Life Cycle
Some larvae are leafminers; others bore in stems or feed in seedheads.
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 Fallén sensu lato and included species groups, with new insights on morphological and host-use evolution. Systematic Entomology 34:260–292.