Phytomyza clematadi, copyright Plant and Food Research.

Belongs within: Agromyzidae.

Phytomyza is a diverse genus of agromyzid flies including both leaf-mining species and borers in seeds and stems. Representatives include P. rufipes which is a pest on species of Brassica (Boucher 2010).

Characters (from Boucher 2010): Fronto-orbital setulae distinctly proclinate; costa extending only to vein R4+5; crossvein dm-cu usually absent; halter white.

<==Phytomyza [incl. Chromatomyia] B10
    |--P. atricornis B88
    |--P. chelonei B10
    |--P. clematadi Watt 1923 S69
    |--P. clematidicola B88
    |--P. cytisi A71
    |--P. davisii S87
    |--P. gregaria B10
    |--P. horticola RD77 [=Chromatomyia horticola B88]
    |--P. ilicicola WT11
    |--P. ilicis A71
    |--P. loewii B10
    |--P. parvicella S87
    |--P. pedicularidis B10
    |--P. plantaginis M83
    |--P. rufipes B10
    |--P. syngenesiae B10
    `--P. varipes S87

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[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.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

[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.

[WT11] Wiegmann, B. M., M. D. Trautwein, I. S. Winkler, N. B. Barr, J.-W. Kim, C. Lambkin, M. A. Bertone, B. K. Cassel, K. M. Bayless, A. M. Heimberg, B. M. Wheeler, K. J. Peterson, T. Pape, B. J. Sinclair, J. H. Skevington, V. Blagoderov, J. Caravas, S. N. Kutty, U. Schmidt-Ott, G. E. Kampmeier, F. C. Thompson, D. A. Grimaldi, A. T. Beckenbach, G. W. Courtney, M. Friedrich, R. Meier & D. K. Yeates. 2011. Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108 (14): 5690–5695.

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