A study in East Africa of the bean flies (Dipt., Agromyzidae) affecting Phaseolus vulgaris and of their natural enemies, with the description of a new species of Melanagromyza Hend

@article{Greathead1969ASI,
  title={A study in East Africa of the bean flies (Dipt., Agromyzidae) affecting Phaseolus vulgaris and of their natural enemies, with the description of a new species of Melanagromyza Hend},
  author={D. Greathead},
  journal={Bulletin of Entomological Research},
  year={1969},
  volume={59},
  pages={541-561}
}
  • D. Greathead
  • Published 1969
  • Biology
  • Bulletin of Entomological Research
Examination of infested bean plants ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) showed that “bean fly” in East Africa consists of three species, Melanagromyza phaseoli (Tryon), M. spencerella sp. n. and Ophiomyia centrosematis (de Meij.). M. spencerella is described, and notes are given on the life-cycle, host-plants and distribution for all three species. Their importance in East Africa is discussed and it is concluded that M. spencerella is the most damaging because it oviposits and feeds in the hypocotyl, is… Expand
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