Mating Agromyza, from here.

Belongs within: Agromyzidae.

Agromyza is a genus of leaf-mining flies most diverse in temperate regions of the Holarctic. Larvae of most species are leaf-miners and have been recorded from a wide range of host plants (Boucher 2010).

Characters (from Boucher 2010): Body without metallic sheen; gena usually angular, deepest at rear; usually three or more dorsocentral bristles (anterior pair sometimes weak or absent); prescutellar bristles well developed; subcostal vein developed throughout its length and joined with vein R1 before reaching costa; halter usually white (rarely black); stridulatory mechanism present on lateral margin of fused first and second abdominal tergite and on inner surface of hind femur; surstylus with numerous spines and fused with epandrium.

<==Agromyza B10
    |--A. albipennis B10
    |--A. allia Frost 1943 S69
    |--A. alunulata S87
    |--A. angulata G17
    |--A. animata B10
    |--A. carbonaria K01
    |--A. demeijerei A71
    |--A. fusca B10
    |--A. gibsoni G38
    |--A. megaepistoma B10
    |--A. parvicornis RD77
    |--A. pruni RD77
    |--A. pseudoreptans M90
    |--A. venezolana B10
    `--A. virens G38

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[B10] Boucher, S. 2010. Agromyzidae (leaf-mining flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 2 pp. 1057–1071. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[G38] Gahan, A. B. 1938. Notes on some genera and species of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 40 (8): 209–227.

[G17] Girault, A. A. 1917. Descriptiones hymenopterorum chalcidoidicarum variorum cum observationibus. III. Privately published (reprinted Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 102–111).

[K01] Kertész, K. 1901. Legyek [Dipteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 179–201. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[M90] McAlpine, J. F. 1990. Insecta: Diptera adults. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 1211–1252. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms' General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

[S87] Spencer, K. A. 1987. Agromyzidae. In: McAlpine, J. F. (ed.) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 2 pp. 869–879. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[S69] Steyskal, G. C. 1969. The mistreatment of the Latin genitive case in forming names of parasites. Systematic Zoology 18 (3): 339–342.

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