Agromyzidae


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Agromyzidae

[¦ag·rō′mīz·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of myodarian cyclorrhaphous dipteran insects of the subsection Acalypteratae; commonly called leaf-miner flies because the larvae cut channels in leaves.

Agromyzidae

 

a family of leaf miner insects of the order Diptera. The body measures 1–3 mm, and the insects are dark colored. There are approximately 600 widely distributed species. The larvae burrow through the leaves and stems of plants; a few species develop in the flowers. Most Agromyzidae species feed on plants of a single species (they are monophagous) or a few closely related species (stenophagous). The greatest harm is done by the larvae of the chrysanthemum leaf miner (Phytomyza atricornis), which damage the leaves of peas, sugar beets, cabbage, squash, and cucumbers, and the larvae of grain miners (genus Agromyza), which mine rye and wheat leaves.

REFERENCE

Rodendorf, E. B. “Sem. Agromyzidae—miniruiushchie mushki.” In Opredelitel’ nasekomykh Evropeiskoi chasti SSSR, vol. 5, part 2. Leningrad, 1970.
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