Phytomyza krygeri Hering

Eiseman, Charles S., Lonsdale, Owen, Linden, John Van Der, Feldman, Tracy S. & Palmer, Michael W., 2021, Thirteen new species of Agromyzidae (Diptera) from the United States, with new host and distribution records for 32 additional species, Zootaxa 4931 (1), pp. 1-68: 36

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4931.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:88CF2B0D-E02B-46E1-9F52-1B95F717FC8F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4545285

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0395A00B-7001-EB6F-2A99-FB5A647161DF

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Plazi

scientific name

Phytomyza krygeri Hering
status

 

Phytomyza krygeri Hering  

Material examined. MASSACHUSETTS: Franklin Co., Northfield , 42.647283, -72.424726, 20.vi.2017, em. 26.iv–6.v.2018, C.S. Eiseman, ex Aquilegia canadensis   seedpods, # CSE4441, CNC1135721–1135728 View Materials (5♁ 3♀) GoogleMaps   ; WISCONSIN: Vernon Co., Battle Bluff Prairie State Natural Area , 43°18′5.04″N 91°48′6.60″W, 13.vi.2017, em. spring 2018, J. van der Linden, ex Aquilegia canadensis   , # CSE4947, CNC1288661–1288662 View Materials (2♀) GoogleMaps   .

Hosts. Ranunculaceae   : Aquilegia   * canadensis L.   , A. vulgaris   L. ( Lonsdale 2017b).

Larval biology. Larvae feed in developing seed pods, which become distorted and discolored brown.

Puparium. Formed within the seed pod; subshining and dark brown, almost black; similar in size and appearance to the remains of the slightly paler brown seeds damaged by larval feeding ( Lonsdale 2017b).

Phenology and voltinism. This species is univoltine, overwintering as pupae. In Ottawa, adults are present in May and puparia are formed by the end of June ( Lonsdale 2017b).

Distribution. * USA: [IA], MA, WI; Canada: ON; Europe ( Lonsdale 2017b).

Comments. This European species was discovered ovipositing in flowers of cultivated European columbine in Ottawa, Ontario in the spring of 2015 ( Lonsdale 2017b). The new rearing records, along with larvae and puparia we observed in northeastern Iowa in June 2018, indicate that it is already widespread in the USA and utilizing native columbines   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Phytomyza