Phytomyza flexuosa Spencer

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.4545283

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0395A00B-7001-EB6F-2A99-FD9A674B630B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Phytomyza flexuosa Spencer
status

 

Phytomyza flexuosa Spencer  

Material examined. IOWA: Winneshiek Co., Beard Farm , 27.v.2018, em. spring 2018, J. van der Linden, ex Ranunculus abortivus   , # CSE4646, CNC1144044–1144046 View Materials (1♁ 2♀)   .

Host. * Ranunculaceae   : Ranunculus abortivus L.  

Leaf mine. A blotch formed at the apex of a leaf lobe.

Puparium. Formed outside the mine.

Phenology and voltinism. Our specimens were collected as larvae on 27 May and emerged as adults within a few weeks. The holotype was collected as an adult on 27 August ( Spencer & Steyskal 1986).

Distribution. USA: *IA, WA ( Spencer & Steyskal 1986).

Comments. This species was described from a single specimen caught while sweeping Erigeron canadensis   , but its host was presumed to be in Ranunculaceae   due to the close similarity of the genitalia to those of Phytomyza davisii (Walton)   . The latter species also feeds on Ranunculus abortivus   , forming blotch mines and pupating externally (Eiseman & Lonsdale 2019).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Phytomyza