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Genus Phytobia

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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 Phytobia
Explanation of Names
Phytobia Lioy 1864
Numbers
12 spp. in our area(1), ~50 total(2)
Identification
R4+5 ends nearer to the wing tip than M1+2(1)
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)