The First North American record of the Allium Leafminer

Lawrence E. Barringer, Shelby J. Fleischer, Dana Roberts, Sven Erik Spichiger, Timothy Elkner

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The invasive species Phytomyza gymnostoma (Loew) (Diptera: Agromyzidae), also know as the Allium Leafminer, is reported from the United States for the first time. The first specimens were collected in Lancaster County, PA, USA in December 2015. An additional 19 counties in Pennsylvania and two states were confirmed in 2016. The species' North American distribution, pest implications, and observations on their biology in the New World are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8
JournalJournal of Integrated Pest Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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