Ophiomyia abutilivora 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: 16

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4545247

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scientific name

Ophiomyia abutilivora Spencer
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Ophiomyia abutilivora Spencer  

( Figs. 64–65 View FIGURES 59–72 )

Material examined. IOWA: Winneshiek Co., Decorah, Trout Run Trail , vii.2017, em. by 26.vii.2017, J. van der Linden, ex Abutilon theophrasti   , # CSE4940, CNC1643668–1643669 View Materials (1♁ 1♀)   .

Hosts. Malvaceae   : Abutilon theophrasti Medik.   ; adults have been collected on flowers of Sida cordifolia   L. ( Spencer & Steyskal 1986).

Larval mine. ( Figs. 64–65 View FIGURES 59–72 ) The larva mines up and down the stem, forming an irregular, gall-like “welt” and associated scarring.

Puparium. Whitish to yellowish; formed within the stem, with the anterior spiracles projecting through the epidermis.

Phenology and voltinism. The only reared specimens in the type series are from Mississippi with a date of 22 October; whether this was the collection or emergence date was not stated, but either way they would seem to represent a different generation from our Iowa specimens, which emerged from green stems in late July. Adults have been collected in August and September in Minnesota, and in March in Florida ( Spencer & Steyskal 1986)   .

Distribution. USA: FL, *IA, [IL], MN, MS, [WI] ( Spencer & Steyskal 1986).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Ophiomyia