Melanagromyza, Hendel, 1920

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: 5

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/2A7A4D79-3529-FFAB-14C5-FA9FFF06F907

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Melanagromyza
status

 

Melanagromyza  sp. 1

Material examined. IOWA: Winneshiek Co., Malanaphy Springs , 18.ii.2017, em. 13.vi.2017, J. van der Linden, ex Polymnia  , #CSE3881, CNC940112View Materials (1♀)  .

Host. Asteraceae  : Polymnia canadensis L. 

Larval biology. Internal stem borer.

Puparium. Formed within the stem.

Comments. This female belongs to the Melanagromyza virens  group and is most similar to M. vernoniae Steyskal  , a stem borer of Vernonia noveboracensis  known from DC and MD, but a male specimen would be needed for positive identification. No Melanagromyza  is known from Polymnia  L.; the Venezuelan M. polymniae Spencer  is recorded from “ Polymnia riparia ” ( Spencer 1990)  but this plant is now treated as Smallanthus riparius (Kunth) H. Rob. 

MD

Museum Donaueschingen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae