Cerodontha sp., copyright Steve Kerr.

Belongs within: Agromyzidae.

Cerodontha is a genus of leaf-mining flies that develop on species of Monocotyledoneae. The genus is characterised by the presence in the male terminalia of L-shaped subepandrial sclerites (Boucher 2010).

<==Cerodontha B10
    |  i. s.: C. australis [=C. denticornis] M83
    |         C. flavocingulata S87
    |         C. frankensis S87
    |         C. robusta CM91
    |         C. scirpivora S87
    |--C. (Cerodontha) dorsalis B10
    |--C. (Dizygomyza) B10
    |    |--‘Dizygomyza’ cambii [=Phytobia cambii] RD77
    |    `--C. (D.) luctuosa B10
    `--C. (Poemyza) B10
         |--C. (P.) muscina B10
         `--C. (P.) pygmaea B10

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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.

[CM91] Colless, D. H., & D. K. McAlpine. 1991. Diptera (flies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 717–786. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[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.

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