Melanagromyza sojae (Zehntner, 1900)

on Glycine, Phaseolus

parasite

The larva lives as an internal borer in the stem; there also the pupation.

hostplants

Fabaceae, olifophagous

Glycine max; Phaseolus.

In th tropics on more plants; soya been is the most important by far. .

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Described by Sasakawa; hins spiraculum with 8-9 papillae around a chitinous cylinder.
Melanagromyza soyae: hind spiraculum

hind spiraculum, lateral view (from Sasakawa)

notes

In soya culture an important pest (Talkear).

references

Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010c), Sasakawa (1961a), Spencer (1974a), Talekar (1989a).

mod 19.iii.2018