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Melanagromyza obtusa (Diptera: Agromyzidae), a new record for Colombia.


Melanagromyza obtusa (Diptera: Agromyzidae) is recorded for the first time in Colombia. Distribution of this species is mainly Asiatic although it has been recently reported in Florida (The United States of America), the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Panama, and Peru. In countries such as India, Indonesia (Java) and Malaysia, it is recognized as an important pest in economic crops of Cajanus cajan (Fabaceae) and, to a lesser degree, in other Fabaceae, such as Flemingia macrophylla.