By K.A. Spencer

ISBN-10: 9048185130

ISBN-13: 9789048185139

ISBN-10: 9401706832

ISBN-13: 9789401706834

The unique stimulus which begun KENNETH SPENCER on a examine of the Agro­ myzid flies used to be a call for participation, which he approved, to translate from the German the monograph on Leaf Miners via Professor E. M. HERING. From this constructed approximately twenty years of collaboration till Professor HERING's demise in 1967. Dr. SPENCER has himself defined over six hundred new species within the relatives, a lot of which he accrued and reared from identified host vegetation in the course of his vast travels to the entire 5 major continents. mostly due to his paintings, the variety of species recognized in Britain has elevated from ninety in 1945 to 313 this present day. he's therefore uniquely certified to write down this booklet concerning the hundred and fifty or so species that are usually linked to cultivated crops. a lot of the taxonomic element supplied right here could be of price basically to experts; yet with the aid of a microscope and the botanical host checklist (Chapter 2) and the varied illustrations (mostly ready through ANN SPENCER) these in agri­ cultural institutes and in other places should still now have the ability to determine the vast majority of species came upon attacking plants in any a part of the world.

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50 MALE GENITALIA. Aedeagus as in Figs. 39, 40; surstyli curving inwards with up to six long slender bristles at end (Fig. 41). HosT-PLANT . Phaseolus vulgaris L. (kidney bean). BIOLOGY. Not recorded but almost certainly internal stem-borer. HoLOTYPE 0: Ecuador, Pichincha, Sta. Catalina Experiment Station, 1963; paratypes : 20, 2<;2. Holotype and 2 paratypes in United States National Museum, 2 paratypes in author's collection. :. -.. ; 40 . .. J'·' . Jf . ' . I 41 Figs. 38-41. : 38, head; 39, aedeagus, side view; 40, same, ventral view; 41, surstylus.

Is now causing concern in England, and a stemfeeder on the same host, M. , has been found damaging broad beans in Iraq. This species is unusual, as in addition to what is probably its normal host, Vicia faba, it has also been found in stems of Sesamum indicum L. The three species M. bonavistae Greathead in East Africa, M. dolichostigma de Meij. in Java and Formosa and M. koizumii Kato in Japan represent a closely related complex, as seen from the unusually long larval anterior spiracles and the characteristic form of the posterior spiracles.

4, aedeagus, side view; 5, same, ventral view; 6, posterior spiracles of puparium. 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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