Aulagromyza cornigera (Griffiths),

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: 8

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/2A7A4D79-352A-FFA8-14C5-FDEBFB80FAB3

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Aulagromyza cornigera (Griffiths)
status

 

Aulagromyza cornigera (Griffiths) 

( Figs. 6, 7View FIGURES 6–13, 37View FIGURES 34–45)

Material examined. MASSACHUSETTS: Franklin Co., Northfield, Dickinson St. , 10.v.2016, em. 6.iv.2017, C.S. Eiseman, ex Lonicera  × bella, #CSE3399, CNC939724–939726View Materials  ; Hampshire Co., South Hadley, Lithia Springs Rd. , 11.v.2016, em. 4–5.iv.2017, C.S. Eiseman, ex Lonicera morrowii  , #CSE3381, CNC939687–939690View Materials (1³ 2♀ 1 pu- parium)  .

Hosts. Caprifoliaceae  : Lonicera  *×bella Zabel, L. ciliosa (Pursh) Poir.  ex DC. (leaf mines and larvae only), L. dioica  L. (leaf mines and larvae only), L. involucrata (Richardson) Banks ex Spreng.  , L. morrowii A. Gray  , L. tatarica  L. (leaf mines and larvae only), Symphoricarpos albus  (L.) S.F. Blake (Spencer 1969, 1981; Sehgal 1971; Griffiths 1973; this species is treated as Paraphytomyza lonicerae (Robineau-Desvoidy)  in the older two references). We have also seen leaf mines on Lonicera caerulea  L., L. japonica Thunb.  , and L. maackii (Rupr.) Herder, and Craves (2018)  found them on Triosteum perfoliatum L. 

Leaf mine. ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 34–45) White to greenish-white, broadly linear, with frass in discrete black lumps. Larvae avoid crossing the midrib except toward the apex, and as a result the mine tends to more or less follow the leaf margin.

Puparium. ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 6–13) Brown, with deep intersegmental grooves; formed outside the mine.

Distribution. USA: CA, KS, * MA; Canada: AB ( Sehgal 1971), BC (leaf mines and larvae only), ON (leaf mines and larvae only), SK; Europe. We have also seen leaf mines (including photographs posted to www.Bug- Guide.net) in CT, MD, MI, MN, NJ, NY, and OH.

Comments. This species is univoltine, with larvae mostly present in early May (as early as 29 March in New Jersey ( Alexander 2012)); the latest date larvae have been reported is 3 June, in Ottawa (Spencer 1969). Our adults emerged three to five days after the puparia were removed from winter refrigeration.

CA

Chicago Academy of Sciences

MA

Real Jardín Botánico

BC

Institut Botànic de Barcelona

ON

Natural History Museum

SK

Katedralskolan

CT

University of Cape Town

MD

Museum Donaueschingen

MI

Università degli Studi di Milano

MN

Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

NJ

Njala University College

NY

William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden

OH

Agricultural Museum of Praha

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Aulagromyza