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Abstract

First record of Melanagromyza sojae (Zehnter) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Europe.

Abstract

A single male of Melanagromyza sojae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) was identified from insects captured in a Malaise trap as part of a 3-year (2004 - 2007) biodiversity study in Spain. The specimen came from material captured in the trap between 18-25 September 2006. The geographical distribution, life cycle, fecundity, host range, crop damage, control methods and morphology of M. sojae are also discussed. This is thought to be the first record of this species from Spain and the European continent.