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A total of 30 results were found at 10:51 on 4th October 2023 when searching for Agromyzidae.


  • Agromyza ambigua Fallén, 1832 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza niveipennis Zetterstedt, 1848, Phytomyza heteroptera Loew, 1858. Common name: Leaf miner.
  • Agromyza megalopsis Hering, 1933 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Common name: Leaf miner.
  • Agromyza oryzae (Munakata, 1910) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza oryzae Hendel, 1931, Agromyza oryzella Yuasa & Koyama, 1938, Oscinis oryzella Matsumura, 1915. Common names: Leaf miner, Japanese rice leafminer.
  • Amauromyza maculosa (Malloch, 1913) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonym: Agromyza guaranitica Brethes, 1920. Common names: chrysanthemum leaf miner, burdock leaf miner.
  • Cerodontha denticornis (Panzer, 1806) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza acuticornis Meigen, 1830, Agromyza confinis Meigen, 1830, Agromyza tarsella Zetterstedt, 1848, Ceratomyza nigriventris Strobl, 1900, Ceratomyza nigroscutellata Strobl, 1900, Ceratomyza semivittata Strobl, 1909, Cerodontha ghooma Singh & Ipe, 1973, Cerodontha lacustris Garg, 1971,.... Common name: Grass sheath miner.
  • Chromatomyia fuscula Zetterstedt, 1838 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Musca subcutanea Bjerkander, 1793, Phytomyza dura Curran, 1931. Common name: Leaf miner.
  • Chromatomyia horticola Goureau, 1851 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Phytomyza nainiensis Garg, 1971, Phytomyza subaffinis Malloch, 1914. Common name: Leaf miner.
  • Chromatomyia syngenesiae Hardy, 1849 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Common names: marguerite fly, garden pea leaf miner, Chrysanthemum leafminer.
  • Liriomyza brassicae (Riley, 1885) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Liriomyza hawaiiensis Frick, 1952, Oscinis brassicae Riley, 1885. Common names: serpentine leafminer, north American cabbage leaf miner, cabbage oscinis, Cabbage leafminer.
  • Liriomyza bryoniae (Kaltenbach, 1858) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Liriomyza citrulli Rohdendorf, 1950, Liriomyza hydrocotylae Hering, 1930, Liriomyza mercurialis Hering, 1932, Liriomyza nipponallia Sasakawa, 1961, Liriomyza solani Hering, 1927, Liriomyza triton Frey, 1945. Common name: tomato leaf miner.
  • Liriomyza caulophaga (Kleinschmidt, 1960) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonym: Haplomyza caulophaga Kleinschmidt 1960.
  • Liriomyza cepae (Hering, 1927) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonym: Dizygomyza cepae Hering, 1927. Common name: onion leafminer.
  • Liriomyza chenopodii (Watt, 1924) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Haplomyza chenopodii Watt 1924, Haplomyza imitans Malloch 1934, Phytomyza betae Coquillett 1900 [preoccupied Macquart 1855].
  • Liriomyza chinensis (Kato, 1949) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonym: Dizygomyza chinensis Kato, 1949. Common name: Stone leek leafminer.
  • Liriomyza cicerina (Rondani, 1875) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza cicerina Navarro, 1903, Liriomyza ononidis Meijere, 1925, Liriomyza trichophthalma Hendel, 1931. Common name: Chickpea leafminer.
  • Liriomyza helichrysi Spencer, 1963 
    Family: Agromyzidae

  • Liriomyza huidobrensis Blanchard, 1926 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza huidobrensis Blanchard, 1926, Liriomyza cucumifoliae Blanchard, 1938. Common names: serpentine leafminer, South American leafminer, Pea leafminer.
  • Liriomyza nietzkei Spencer, 1973 
    Family: Agromyzidae

  • Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, 1938 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza subpusilla Frost, 1943, Liriomyza canomarginis Frick, 1952, Liriomyza guytona Freeman, 1958, Liriomyza minutiseta Frick, 1952, Liriomyza munda Frick, 1957, Liriomyza propepusilla Frost, 1954, Liriomyza pullata Frick, 1952, Liriomyza verbenicola Hering, 1951. Common names: vegetable leaf miner, serpentine vegetable leaf miner, melon leaf miner, leaf miner of vegetables, cabbage leaf miner.
  • Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess, 1880) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza phaseolunata Frost, 1943, Liriomyza alliivora Frick, 1955. Common names: serpentine leaf miner, chrysanthemum leaf miner, American serpentine leafminer.

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