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Genus Liriomyza

This is the best view - Liriomyza Liriomyza galiivora - male Unid Leafminer Gas4 - Liriomyza asclepiadis Unid Leafminer WPsn7 - Liriomyza eupatorii Leaf Miner Fly - Liriomyza St. Andrews leaf miner on Gelsemium sempervirens SA535 2016 3 - Liriomyza schmidti Blowing Rock Leaf miner on Asteraceae like Taraxacum BL29 2016 2 - Liriomyza Garlic Mustard host - Liriomyza brassicae
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Galiomyza Spencer, 1981 was synonymized with Liriomyza by Lonsdale (2017).
Explanation of Names
Liriomyza Mik 1894
~70 spp. in our area(1), ~220 total(2)
Frons dark, first flagellomere yellow, fore tibia without lateral setae, first flagellomere without apical spine, M1+2 ending nearer to wing tip than R4+5, halter light colored, C extends to M1+2, fronto-orbital setae erect, reclinate, or absent, Sc incomplete(1)
The larvae all mine leaves. 3 species, L. huidobrensis, L. sativae, and L. trifolii are highly polyphagous and are agricultural pests in Florida and California. (1)
pest spp:
Liriomyza brassicae (Riley) - Serpentine leaf miner
Liriomyza sativae Blanchard - Vegetable leaf miner
Life Cycle
Leaf mine | Puparium in leaf | Puparium | Adult
like a few other agromyzid genera, these produce sound with a stridulatory comb on hind femur and a file on 1st abdominal segment(1)
Print References
Lonsdale, Owen. 2017. The Liriomyza (Diptera: Schizophora: Agromyzidae) of Canada & Alaska. Zootaxa 4234 (1): 1–156.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.Dicky Sick Ki Yu (1997-2015) Home of Ichneumonoidea (Taxapad)