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Leaf Miner Fly


Strange little fly of 2 mm in size, bright yellow with black markings, globular antennae and no apparent cross-veins in the wings. A Leaf Miner fly of the Family Agromyzidae. Possibly of the genus Liriomyza. They are so tiny, that it is a shock to see how beautiful they are when magnified. The larva of the Agromyzidae usually make long serpentine trails on leaves that slowly increase in size as they grow.


Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.


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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 19, 2018
Submitted on Aug 21, 2018

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