Liriomyza, Mik, 1894

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: 17

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/2A7A4D79-353D-FFBF-14C5-FA27FB70F83B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Liriomyza
status

 

Liriomyza  sp. 2

Material examined. CALIFORNIA: San Diego Co., The Slot, 10.iii.2017, em. 8.iv.2017, C.S. Eiseman, ex Phacelia crenulata  , #CSE3418, CNC 940072 (1♀); Hawk Canyon, 11.iii.2017, em. 12.iv.2017, C.S. Eiseman, ex Phacelia crenulata  , #CSE3457, CNC 940067, CNC 940068 (2♀).

Host. Boraginaceae  : Phacelia crenulata Torr. ex S. Watson. 

Leaf mine. Linear; further details not observed (not separated from mines of Phytomyza mimuli (Spencer)  in the field).

Puparium. Yellow; formed outside the mine.

Comments. The only previous North American record of a Liriomyza  from Hydrophylloideae  is an unidentified female reared from Emmenanthe penduliflora Benth.  in California, treated as Liriomyza  sp. 6 by Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018). That fly formed an upper surface mine with frass in strips and beaded strips, in contrast with the usually lower surface mines of Phytomyza mimuli  with the frass mostly in discrete grains. We suspect that mines on Phacelia  differ in the same way, and it seems likely that it is the same Liriomyza  species on both hosts, perhaps one of the polyphagous species such as L. langei Frick  or L. trifoliearum  . We have also found a possible Liriomyza  larva forming an upper surface mine on Phacelia congesta Hook.  in Texas, exiting to form a pale brown puparium, as well as a vacated probable Liriomyza  mine on Pholistoma auritum (Lindl.) Lilja  in Arizona.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae