Agromyza reptans

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Urtica dioica, Rhenen; “head” and detail of the cephalic skeleton. The anterior arm is red-brown basally (difficult to fotograph)

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the spinulation (left a segment, right the “hip”) is much weaker than in pseudoreptans

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in front of the mandible is a median spathulate organ; in pseudoreptans this is branched. Perhaps also characteristic of reptans is a dark arrow-shaped organ behind the mandibles. It is internal, and looks serrate under some angles

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front and rear spiraculum (dorsal, lateral)

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abdomen end, lateral and ventral


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mouth field

The larva is described by Beri (1971c) en Dempewolf (2001a), probably also by de Meijere (1925a, as reptans); see also Starý (1930a).

7.vi.2009

mod 25.vii.2017