Liriomyza virgo (Zetterstedt),

Eiseman, Charles S. & Lonsdale, Owen, 2019, New State and Host Records for Agromyzidae (Diptera) in the United States, with the Description of Ten New Species, Zootaxa 4661 (1), pp. 1-39: 16

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4661.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8DF7EC6E-ECF2-4819-979E-0E26BDDC2B21

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2A7A4D79-3522-FFA0-14C5-FC5BFB4EFA03

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Liriomyza virgo (Zetterstedt)
status

 

Liriomyza virgo (Zetterstedt) 

( Figs. 22View FIGURES 14–26, 52View FIGURES 46–56)

Material examined. MASSACHUSETTS: Berkshire Co., Lenox, Parsons Marsh , 20.vi.2017, em. 2.vii.2017, C.S. Eiseman, ex Equisetum fluviatile  , #CSE3887, CNC939734View Materials (1♀)  .

Hosts. Equisetaceae  : Equisetum fluviatile  L., E. palustre  L. ( Lonsdale 2017).

Larval mine. ( Fig. 52View FIGURES 46–56) According to Ellis (2018), the egg is laid 1–2 cm from the tip of a lateral branch, and the larva mines basally from here, continuing down the stem. The mines we observed were entirely in the main stem, in some cases proceeding downward but in at least one instance reversing direction early on and mining mostly apically. They were uniformly brown, without obvious frass, and were essentially linear throughout (somewhat blotchy in places).

Puparium. ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 14–26) Black; formed at the end of the mine, standing at a 90° angle from the stem, with the posterior spiracular processes firmly anchored in the plant.

Distribution. USA: AK, * MA; Canada: AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, QC ( Lonsdale 2017).

AK

Auckland War Memorial Museum

MA

Real Jardín Botánico

BC

Institut Botànic de Barcelona

MB

Universidade de Lisboa, Museu Bocage

NT

Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts

ON

Natural History Museum

QC

National Museum of Natural History, Bulawayo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Liriomyza