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Genus Liriomyza

leaf mine on mustard - Liriomyza Agromyzidae? - Liriomyza Leaf mines on False Solomon's Seal - Liriomyza smilacinae Unid Leafminer Dhh2 - Liriomyza St. Andrews leaf miner on Gelsemium sempervirens SA267 2016 12 - Liriomyza schmidti Stem miner, Campanula - Liriomyza Lake Aberdeen leaf miner on Conoclinum coelestinum D2644 2020 3 - Liriomyza carphephori Liriomyza in a Viola leaf - Liriomyza violivora
Classification
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 Phytomyzinae
Genus Liriomyza
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Galiomyza Spencer, 1981 was synonymized with Liriomyza by Lonsdale (2017).
Explanation of Names
Liriomyza Mik 1894
Numbers
~70 spp. in our area(1), ~220 total(2)
Identification
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)
Habitat
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)
Food
pest spp:
Liriomyza brassicae (Riley) - Serpentine leaf miner
Liriomyza sativae Blanchard - Vegetable leaf miner
Life Cycle
Leaf mine | Puparium in leaf | Puparium | Adult
Remarks
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)