Calycomyza bahamarum Spencer, 1973,

Monteiro, Nilton Juvencio Santiago, Barbosa, Rodrigo Rendeiro & Esposito, Maria Cristina, 2019, Agromyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) in the state of Pará: new species and new records in Brazil, Zootaxa 4624 (2), pp. 151-182: 160

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4624.2.1

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scientific name

Calycomyza bahamarum Spencer, 1973
status

 

Calycomyza bahamarum Spencer, 1973 

Figures 9–10, 20

Calycomyza bahamarum Spencer, 1973: 182  (in Spencer & Stegmaier 1973); Etienne & Martinez, 2003: 252.

Diagnosis. Wing length 1.65 mm. Fronto-orbital yellowish; face yellow; pedicel yellowish; legs completely brown; calypter whitish, fringe brownish. Aedeagus (Fig. 9 and 10): basiphallus slightly sclerotized, with a long extension distally; mesophallus enlarged basally; distiphallus forming two short tubules covered by a pair of plates.

Host-plant (Fig. 20). Verbenaceae—* Stachytarpheta cayennensis (Rich.) Vahl. 

Distribution. Bahamas, * Brazil, Cuba.

Material examined. Brazil, Pará state, Belém: Parque Zoobotânico do Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi ( MPEG), 1º27′09.9″S, 48º28′35.6″W, 04-II-1993, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Stachytarpheta cayennensis  (♂)GoogleMaps  ; same location, 04-II-1993, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Stachytarpheta cayennensis  (2 ♀)GoogleMaps  ; same loca- tion, 20-I-1993, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Stachytarpheta cayennensis  (3 ♂).

Comments. Spencer & Stegmaier (1973) suggested that Calycomyza bahamarum  is a leaf-miner of plants in the family Verbenaceae  due to the similarity of its male genitalia with those of three other leaf miner species restricted to this plant family, namely: C. durante Spencer, C. lantanae (Frick)  , and C. verbenae (Hering)  . In the present study, C. bahamarum  was observed to form mines  on leaves of Stachytarpheta cayennensis  , thus confirming its association with the Verbenaceae  family.

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Calycomyza

Loc

Calycomyza bahamarum Spencer, 1973

Monteiro, Nilton Juvencio Santiago, Barbosa, Rodrigo Rendeiro & Esposito, Maria Cristina 2019
2019
Loc

Calycomyza bahamarum

Etienne, J. & Martinez, M. 2003: 252
2003