Melanagromyza, Hendel, 1920

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4545243

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0395A00B-702D-EB43-2A99-FF4B67A9655F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Melanagromyza
status

 

Melanagromyza   sp. 4

Material examined. IOWA: Winneshiek Co., Upper   Iowa River Wildlife Management Area , 8.ii.2018, em. spring 2018, J. van der Linden, ex Xanthium strumarium   , # CSE4665,   CNC1144063 View Materials (1♀)   .

Host. Asteraceae   : Xanthium strumarium L.  

Larval biology. Internal stem borer.

Puparium. Formed within the stem.

Phenology and voltinism. Pupae overwinter, with adults emerging in spring.

Comments. This unidentifiable female belongs to the Melanagromyza virens   group. Spencer (1973) listed Xanthium   among the known hosts of M. splendida   , and this was repeated by Shi & Gaimari (2015), but the origin of this record is unclear and it does not appear in Spencer’s later works. The only other record we have found of a Melanagromyza   from Xanthium   is that of an undetermined species Hilgendorf & Goeden (1983) reported as common in stems of X. strumarium   in southern California.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae