Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Economic Importance
The original stimulus which started KENNETH SPENCER on a study of the Agro myzid flies was an invitation, which he accepted, to translate from the German the monograph on Leaf Miners by Professor E. M. HERING. From this developed nearly 20 years of collaboration until Professor HERING's death in 1967. Dr. SPENCER has himself described over 600 new species in the family, many of which he collected and reared from known host plants during his extensive travels to all the five main continents. Largely as a result of his work, the number of species known in Britain has increased from 90 in 1945 to 313 today. He is thus uniquely qualified to write this book about the hundred and fifty or so species which are regularly associated with cultivated plants. Much of the taxonomic detail provided here will be of value primarily to specialists; but with the help of a microscope and the botanical host list (Chapter 2) and the numerous illustrations (mostly prepared by ANN SPENCER) those in agri cultural institutes and elsewhere should now be able to identify the majority of species found attacking crops in any part of the world.
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II DISTRIBUTION EVOLUTION AND HOST SPECIFICITY PEST AND HOST LISTS
VII A NEW GENUS EMBRACING LEAFMINERS ON TEA COFFEE AND OTHER CROPS BASED IN THE OLD WORLD TROPICS AND NORT...
VIII POLYPHAGOUS LIRIOMYZA AND PHYTOMYZA SPECIES
IX LEAF MINERS ON CEREALS AND OTHER GRAMINACEOUS CROPS
X STEMBORERS GALLCAUSERS AND LEAFMINERS ON TREES
acrostichals ADULT aedeagus Africa Agromyza Agromyzidae America attacked Australia BIOLOGY Braconidae bristles Cerodontha chicory COLOUR conspicuously costa extending crops cross-vein cultivated DAMAGE CAUSED diazinon Diptera discal cell Discussion TAXONOMY DISTRIBUTION EARLY STAGES ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE eggs Eulophidae Europe eye in profile female femora Frons genera genus GREATHEAD height of eye Hendel Holotype host HOST-PLANTS huidobrensis India infestation insecticides Japan Japanagromyza jowls Lantana larvae larval feeding last section leaf leaf-mine leaves Leguminosae Liriomyza huidobrensis Liriomyza sativae MALE GENITALIA Malloch megalopsis Melanagromyza mesonotum mines Napomyza normally occurs ocellar triangle Ophiomyia Opius orbital setulae oviposition parasites paratypes pest phaseoli Phytobia polyphagous pores posterior spiracles projecting above eye Pseudonapomyza puparia puparium pupation recorded SASAKAWA scutellum section of M3 shining black side view sp.n species specimens Spencer squamae stem sternite syngenesiae third antennal segment tomato trifolii Tropicomyia vein Venezuela ventral view Vicia faba Vigna width of eye wing length yellow
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