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Leaf Miner Fly

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

See this spotting for a typical Agromyzid leaf mine: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/560.... http://phorid.net/zadbi/agromyzidae/ http://novataxa.blogspot.com/2017/03/lir... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksmacro...


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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

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

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