Liriomyza solanivora 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: 172-173

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

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scientific name

Liriomyza solanivora Spencer, 1973
status

 

Liriomyza solanivora Spencer, 1973 

Figures 30–31

Liriomyza solanivora Spencer, 1973: 62 

Diagnosis. Wing length 1.6 mm. Head, face and antenna yellowish; mesonotum predominantly black, almost reaching the scutellum; scutellum yellow; calypter yellowish with margin black, fringe black. Aedeagus (Fig. 30 and 31): basiphallus slightly sclerotized, dorsoventrally flattened; mesophallus elongated, enlarged basally and fused to distiphallus; distiphallus compact, sclerotized, enlarged at apex, forming slender projections posteriorly visible in lateral view and a pair of short tubules distally.

Host-plants. Solanaceae— Solanum hirtum Vahl  , S. nigrum  L., S. donianum Walp. 

Distribution. * Brazil, Venezuela.

Material examined. Brazil, Pará state, Belém: Campus de Pesquisa do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi , 1º26′56.3″S, 48º26′43.2″W, 09-VI-1993, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Solanum  sp. (♂)GoogleMaps  ; same location, 09- VI-1993, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Solanum  sp. (♀)GoogleMaps  ; Parque Zoobotânico do Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi ( MPEG), 1º27′09.9″S, 48º28′35.6″W, 05-VIII-1993, M.C. Esposito [collector], ex leaf of Solanum  sp. (♂)GoogleMaps  .

Comments. Liriomyza solanivora  is morphologically similar to some polyphagous species of this genus that are also leaf miners of Solanaceae  , e.g. L. sativae Blanchard  and L. trifolii (Burgess)  , due to the shape of the dark dorsal marking on the mesonotum. The shape of the distiphallus is essential to differentiate this species from the others. L. sativae  and L. trifolii  have a cup-like distiphallus, and a short mesophallus not enlarged basally which are distinguishable from L. solanivora  .

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Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Liriomyza

Loc

Liriomyza solanivora Spencer, 1973

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

Liriomyza solanivora

Spencer 1973: 62
1973