History of an invader, Scaptomyza flava (Fallen, 1823) (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

  title={History of an invader, Scaptomyza flava (Fallen, 1823) (Diptera: Drosophilidae)},
  author={Nicholas A. Martin},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  pages={27 - 32}
  • N. Martin
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Biology
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Abstract In New Zealand, the European leaf mining fly, Scaptomyza (Scaptomyza) flava (Fallen, 1823) (Diptera: Drosophilidae), is a pest of gypsophila and brassicas. Scaptomyza flava was first found in Levin (March 1964) and in 1965 was found in Hastings (March), Lincoln (July), and Nelson (December). By January 1968 it was found in Auckland and Gisborne. Voucher specimens in New Zealand show the species was correctly identified by the Commonwealth Institute of Entomology in 1965. However, this… 
Ecological studies of Scaptomyza flava (Fallen, 1823) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and its parasitoids
Monitoring of the leafminer in New Zealand and molecular analysis indicate that it is either a species close to A. persimilis or a distinct population of that species, with populations peaking in midsummer on spring plantings.
Evaluating the impact of insecticides on Scaptomyza flava and its parasitoid, Asobara persimilis
Assessment of the susceptibility of a larval/pupal parasitoid of A. persimilis of this pest to insecticides registered for use on brassicas and to an insecticide, abamectin, used to control agromyzid leaf miners overseas, as a contribution to the development of an integrated pest management programme.
Susceptibility of Scaptomyza flava (Diptera: Drosophilidae) to insecticides
Parasitoids emerged in treatments where fly larvae survived to pupate, i.e. abamectin, deltamethrin, endosulfan, maldison, spinosad and fipronil gave good control of fly larvae.
Parasitoids emerged in treatments where fly larvae survived to pupate, i.e. abamectin, deltamethrin, endosulfan, maldison, spinosad and fipronil gave good control of fly larvae.
Seasonal patterns of drosophilid flies and parasitoid wasps attracted to rotting fruit and vegetable baits in Canterbury, New Zealand
The more abundant drosophilid species were found throughout the year, with fewer species occurring in the winter months (June–August), while Parasitoids tended to be found more often in the warmer months, with only one specimen collected between June and October.
DNA-based identifications reveal multiple introductions of the vegetable leafminer Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) into the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea
DNA barcoding methods employed here not only identified multiple introductions of L. sativae, but also appear generally applicable to the identification of other agromyzid leafminers and should decrease the likelihood of potentially co-amplifying internal hymenopteran parasitoids.
Molecular Identification of Leafmining Flies From Australia Including New Liriomyza Outbreaks
These findings provide a baseline for DNA-based identification of pest Liriomyza incursions spreading across the Australian east coast in relation to other species already present in Australia.
Diurnal periodicity of adult eclosion, mating and oviposition of the European leafminer Scaptomyza flava (Fallén) (Diptera: Drosophilidae).
The European leafminer, Scaptomyza flava, is an important pest of brassicas, peas and gypsophila in New Zealand and both male and female S. flava mated more than once.
Genes Involved in the Evolution of Herbivory by a Leaf-Mining, Drosophilid Fly
The transition to herbivory in Scaptomyza appears to be coupled with the evolution of novel genes and the co-option of conserved stress-related genes.


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