Melanagromyza martini Spencer,

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: 4

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/2A7A4D79-352E-FFAC-14C5-FE37FE54FCDF

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Melanagromyza martini Spencer
status

 

Melanagromyza martini Spencer 

Material examined. IOWA: Winneshiek Co., winter 2015–16, em. 4.v–23.vi.2016, J. van der Linden, ex Urtica dioica  , #CSE3774, CNC940109–940111View Materials  (3³).

Host. Urticaceae  : Urtica dioica L. 

Larval biology. Internal stem borer.

Puparium. Formed within the stem. Linden (2016) reports: “I have torn into several stinging nettle dead stems (not part of the rearing) and found fly pupae inside, especially in the bottom 12” or so of the stalk, where it is very thick.”

Distribution. USA: CA, * IA; Canada: AB, BC, ON, QC, SK ( Shi & Gaimari 2015).

Comments. All adult collection records for this species are from June, suggesting it is univoltine, overwintering as pupae in dead stems.

CA

Chicago Academy of Sciences

IA

University of Iowa

BC

Institut Botànic de Barcelona

ON

Natural History Museum

QC

National Museum of Natural History, Bulawayo

SK

Katedralskolan