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Larva of Phytoliriomyza melampyga (Jewelweed Leafminer) Phytoliriomyza melampyga is a species of fly whose larvae feed on the internal tissues of Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis). The larva's location is circled in red. Geotagged,Impatiens capensis,Leafminer,Phytoliriomyza melampyga,Summer,United States,diptera,fly larva,jewelweed,jewelweed leafminer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Larva of Phytoliriomyza melampyga (Jewelweed Leafminer)

Phytoliriomyza melampyga is a species of fly whose larvae feed on the internal tissues of Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis). The larva's location is circled in red.

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  1. Great find, impressive job on the ID. Posted 5 months ago

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''Phytoliriomyza melampyga'' is a species of fly in the family Agromyzidae. It is found in the Palearctic. Mesonotum with yellow bands. Scutellum yellow. Frons yellow. The larva mines ''Impatiens glandulifera''.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Apr 29, 2019. Captured Jul 17, 2017 17:02 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/120s
  • ISO100
  • 4.2mm