Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Economic Importance (Series by K.A. Spencer

By K.A. Spencer

The unique stimulus which began KENNETH SPENCER on a examine of the Agro­ myzid flies was once a call for participation, which he accredited, to translate from the German the monograph on Leaf Miners by means of Professor E. M. HERING. From this built approximately twenty years of collaboration till Professor HERING's dying in 1967. Dr. SPENCER has himself defined over six hundred new species within the relatives, lots of which he accumulated and reared from recognized host crops in the course of his vast travels to the entire 5 major continents. mostly because of his paintings, the variety of species identified in Britain has elevated from ninety in 1945 to 313 at the present time. he's therefore uniquely certified to write down this e-book concerning the hundred and fifty or so species that are on a regular basis linked to cultivated crops. a lot of the taxonomic aspect supplied the following may be of price basically to experts; yet with the aid of a microscope and the botanical host checklist (Chapter 2) and the various illustrations (mostly ready via ANN SPENCER) these in agri­ cultural institutes and in other places should still now have the capacity to establish nearly all of species stumbled on attacking plants in any a part of the area.

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Melanagromyza bonavistae Greathead: 7, head; 8, aedeagus, side view; 9, same, ventral view; 10, anterior spiracles of larva; 11, posterior spiracles of puparium. 31 personal communication). As a new pest of both Viciafaba and Sesamum, this species deserves further study. Melanagromyza bonavistae Greathead, 1971 -East Africa ADULT. Small greenish species. HEAD (Fig. 7). Frons equal in width to eye, not projecting above eye in profile; 2 reclinate ors, 2 or 3 somewhat incurved ori; orbital setulae sparse, short, reclinate; ocellar triangle well defined, apex extendingtolowerors; lunule semicircular; jowls narrow, about 1/10 height of eye; third antenna!

BIOLOGY . Oviposition takes place directly in the stem near the top of twigs. Newly hatched larvae mine along the inner side of the cortex layer but from the second instar the larvae penetrate more deeply into the stem. The puparium remains within the stem, with the anterior end protruding through a hole previously prepared by the larva (all from KATO, 1961). DAMAGE CAUSED. No detailed account is available. DISTRIBUTION. Japan; Honshu, ? Shikoku. PARASITES. None recorded. 45 Discussion TAXONOMY.

8 10 9 Figs. 7-11. Melanagromyza bonavistae Greathead: 7, head; 8, aedeagus, side view; 9, same, ventral view; 10, anterior spiracles of larva; 11, posterior spiracles of puparium. 31 personal communication). As a new pest of both Viciafaba and Sesamum, this species deserves further study. Melanagromyza bonavistae Greathead, 1971 -East Africa ADULT. Small greenish species. HEAD (Fig. 7). Frons equal in width to eye, not projecting above eye in profile; 2 reclinate ors, 2 or 3 somewhat incurved ori; orbital setulae sparse, short, reclinate; ocellar triangle well defined, apex extendingtolowerors; lunule semicircular; jowls narrow, about 1/10 height of eye; third antenna!

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