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Melanagromyza sojae
(soyabean stem miner)

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Melanagromyza sojae (soyabean stem miner)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Melanagromyza sojae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • soyabean stem miner
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Larval stem borings caused by M. sojae.
TitleLarval borings
CaptionLarval stem borings caused by M. sojae.
CopyrightErnst Neering
Larval stem borings caused by M. sojae.
Larval boringsLarval stem borings caused by M. sojae.Ernst Neering
Puparium of stem fly in situ.
TitlePuparium
CaptionPuparium of stem fly in situ.
CopyrightErnst Neering
Puparium of stem fly in situ.
PupariumPuparium of stem fly in situ.Ernst Neering

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Melanagromyza sojae (Zehntner)

Preferred Common Name

  • soyabean stem miner

Other Scientific Names

  • Agromyza producta Malloch, 1914
  • Agromyza sojae Zhnt.
  • Melanagromyza producta Henning, 1941
  • Melanagromyza prolifica Malloch, 1914

International Common Names

  • English: asparagus miner; bean stem miner; soya miner; soyabean fly; soyabean stem borer; soybean fly; soybean stem borer; soybean stem miner
  • French: agromyze des tiges du soja

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Minierfliege, Sojabohnen-
  • Japan: daizu-kuki-moguribae
  • Netherlands: kedelee-stengel boorder

EPPO code

  • MEAGSO (Melanagromyza sojae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Diptera
  •                         Family: Agromyzidae
  •                             Genus: Melanagromyza
  •                                 Species: Melanagromyza sojae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

EgyptPresentSpencer (1972)
South AfricaPresentSpencer (1972)

Asia

BangladeshPresentMaleque et al. (2001)
ChinaPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Anon., 1978
-FujianPresentCai HuiJuan et al. (2006)
-JiangsuPresentGai JunYi and Wang JianKang (1998)
-ShandongPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Anon., 1978
IndiaPresent, WidespreadSantokh Singh (1982)
-DelhiPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Singh et al., 1989
-KarnatakaPresentJayappa et al. (2002)
-Madhya PradeshPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Singh et al., 1989
-MaharashtraPresentTaware et al. (2001)
-RajasthanPresentMeena and Sharma (2006)
-Uttar PradeshPresent, WidespreadSantokh Singh (1982)
-UttarakhandPresentSrivastava and Sehgal (2002)
IndonesiaPresent, WidespreadGoot (1930)
-JavaPresent, WidespreadGoot (1930)
-SumatraPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Talekar (personal observation)
IsraelPresentSpencer (1972)
JapanPresent, WidespreadKato (1961)
LaosPresentTalekar (1990)
MalaysiaPresentBakar and Zabidi (1979)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentBakar and Zabidi (1979)
PhilippinesPresent, WidespreadIRRI (1982)
Saudi ArabiaPresentSpencer (1972)
South KoreaPresent, WidespreadKwon et al. (1980)
TaiwanPresent, WidespreadAnon (1984)
ThailandPresentAPPPC (1987); Waterhouse (1993)
VietnamPresent, WidespreadTalekar (1990)

Europe

SpainPresentGil-Ortiz et al. (2010)

Oceania

AustraliaPresent, LocalizedShepard et al. (1983)
Solomon IslandsPresentSasakawa (1963)

South America

Brazil
-GoiasPresent, LocalizedCzepak et al. (2018)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / external feeding
Stems / internal feeding
Stems / rot

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Afrostilba Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Bracon Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Colotrechnus agromyzae Parasite
Cryptoprymna Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Cyrtogaster Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Euderus Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Eurytoma Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Gronotoma Parasite Larvae
Gronotoma adachiae Parasite Larvae
Gronotoma hiranoi Parasite Larvae
Halticoptera Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Opius phaseoli Parasite Larvae
Pediobius naunai Parasite Larvae
Sphegigaster agromyzae Parasite Larvae
Stenomalina Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Tetrastichus Parasite Larvae

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Leaves eggs; larvae Yes Pest or symptoms not visible to the naked eye but usually visible under light microscope
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants eggs; larvae; pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx
Fruits (inc. pods)
Growing medium accompanying plants
Roots
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches
True seeds (inc. grain)
Wood

References

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1978. Studies on the soybean agromyzid fly in Shantung Province. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 21(2):137-150

1984. Progress Report, 1982, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre. Progress Report, 1982, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre. AVRDC Shanhua Taiwan, 337 pp.

APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

AVRDC, 1979. AVRDC Progress Report 1978. Shanhua, Taiwan: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center.

AVRDC, 1981a. AVRDC Progress Report 1979. Shanhua, Taiwan: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center.

Bakar AKBA; Zabidi ALBA, 1979. Soybean crop protection in West Malaysia: pests. Tropical Grain Legume Bulletin, No. 16:25-29

Bhattacharjee NS, 1980. Incidence of the stemfly, Ophiomyia phaseoli (Tryon) on soybean. Indian Journal of Entomology, 42(2):280-282

Cai HuiJuan; Lin RenKui; Fu DongJi; Chen PeiXian, 2006. Characteristics of Melanagromyza sojae occurrence and hazard and its non-hazard control techniques. Fujian Agricultural Science and Technology, No.2:54-55.

Chiang HS; Talekar NS, 1980. Identification of sources of resistance to the beanfly and two other agromyzid flies in soybean and mungbean. Journal of Economic Entomology, 73(2):197-199

Gai JunYi; Wang JianKang, 1998. Major plus minor gene mixed inheritance of resistance of soybeans to agromyzid beanfly (Melanagromyza sojae Zehntner). Soybean Genetics Newsletter, 25:45-47.

Gil-Ortiz R; Martinez M; Jiménez-Peydró R, 2010. First record of Melanagromyza sojae (Zehnter) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Europe. Journal of Entomological Science, 45(2):190-192.

IRRI, 1982. Insecticide Evaluation 1981. Los Banos, Philippines: International Rice Research Institute.

Jayappa AH; Reddy KMS; Kumar NG, 2002. Parasitoids of soyabean stem fly, Melanagromyza sojae (Zehntner) (Diptera : Agromyzidae). Insect Environment, 8(4):192.

KATO S, 1961. Taxonomic studies on soy bean leaf and stem mining flies (Diptera, Agromyzidae) of economic importance in Japan, with descriptions of three new species. Bull. natn. Inst. agric. Sci., Tokyo, 13. Tokyo, 171-206 pp.

Kwon SH; Chung KH; Lee YI; Kim JR; Ryu J, 1980. Response of soybean varieties and planting dates to the beanfly (Melanagromyza sp.) damage. Korean Journal of Breeding, 12:30-34.

Lee SY, 1976. Notes on some agromyzid flies destructive to soybeans in Taiwan. Formosan Science, 30:54-62.

Maleque MA; Kabir KH; Rahman MA; Ahmed MS; Begum R, 2001. Efficacy and economics of some granular and foliar insecticides against the stemflies (Melanagromyza sojae (Zehtn.) and Ophiomyia phaseoli (Tryon)) attacking soybean. Bangladesh Journal of Entomology, 11(1/2):31-40.

Meena NL; Sharma US, 2006. Effect of sowing date and row spacing on incidence of major insect-pests of soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill. Soybean Research, 4(1/6):73-76.

Santokh Singh, 1982. Ecology of the Agromyzidae (Diptera) associated with leguminous crops in India. Memoirs of the School of Entomology, St. John's College, Agra, No. 8:iv + 126 pp.

Sasakawa M, 1963. A Revision of Polynesian Agromyzidae (Diptera). Pacific Insects, 5(3):489-506.

Shepard M; Lawn RJ; Schneider MA, 1983. Insect on Grain Legumes in Northern Australia. St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

Singh G; Misra PN; Tiwari SC, 1979. Efficacy of some insecticides in controlling the stemfly of pea. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 49:50-52.

Spencer KA, 1972. Agromyzidae (Diptera) of economic importance. Agromyzidae (Diptera) of economic importance. The Hague, The, Dr. W. Junk B.V. Netherlands, xi + 418 pp.

Srivastava RM; Sehgal VK, 2002. Effect of foliar application of various insecticides on the infestation and population dynamics of stem fly in mung bean, Vigna radiata. Indian Journal of Entomology, 64(2):216-221.

Talekar NS, 1990. Agromyzid flies of food legumes in the tropics. New Delhi, India: Wiley Eastern Limited.

Taware SP; Raut VM; Halvankar GB; Varghese P, 2001. Field screening of elite soybean (Glycine max) lines for resistance to leaf miner (Aproaerema modicella) and stem fly (Melanagromyza sojae). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 71(11):740-741.

Van der Goot P, 1930. Agromyzid flies of some native legume crops in Java. Mededeelingen van net Instituut voor Plantenziekten No. 78. (Original in Dutch, translation published in 1984 by Tropical Vegetable Information Service, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center, Shanhua, Taiwan).

Wang CL, 1979. Occurrence and life-history of Melanagromyza sojae on soybean. Journal of Agricultural Research of China, 28(4):217-223

Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp.

Distribution References

Anon, 1984. Progress Report, 1982, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre. Shanhua, Taiwan: AVRDC. 337 pp.

APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. In: Technical Document No. 135, Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

Bakar A K B A, Zabidi A L B A, 1979. Soybean crop protection in West Malaysia: pests. Tropical Grain Legume Bulletin. 25-29.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Cai HuiJuan, Lin RenKui, Fu DongJi, Chen PeiXian, 2006. Characteristics of Melanagromyza sojae occurrence and hazard and its non-hazard control techniques. Fujian Agricultural Science and Technology. 54-55.

Czepak C, Nunes M le S, Carvalhais T, Anjos M V dos, Silverio R F, Lima P B S de O, Godinho K C A, Lima Junior A M de, Coelho R M S, Gontijo P da C, 2018. First record of the soybean stem fly Melanagromyza sojae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in the Brazilian Savannah. Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical. 48 (2), 200-203.

Gai JunYi, Wang JianKang, 1998. Major plus minor gene mixed inheritance of resistance of soybeans to agromyzid beanfly (Melanagromyza sojae Zehntner). Soybean Genetics Newsletter. 45-47.

Gil-Ortiz R, Martinez M, Jiménez-Peydró R, 2010. First record of Melanagromyza sojae (Zehnter) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Europe. Journal of Entomological Science. 45 (2), 190-192.

Goot P van der, 1930. Agromyzid flies of some native legume crops in Java. In: Mededeelingen van net Instituut voor Plantenziekten,

IRRI, 1982. Insecticide Evaluation 1981., Los Banos, Philippines: International Rice Research Institute.

Jayappa A H, Reddy K M S, Kumar N G, 2002. Parasitoids of soyabean stem fly, Melanagromyza sojae (Zehntner) (Diptera : Agromyzidae). Insect Environment. 8 (4), 192.

Kato S, 1961. Taxonomic studies on soy bean leaf and stem mining flies (Diptera, Agromyzidae) of economic importance in Japan, with descriptions of three new species. In: Bull. natn. Inst. agric. Sci., Tokyo, Tokyo. 171-206 pp.

Kwon SH, Chung KH, Lee YI, Kim JR, Ryu J, 1980. Response of soybean varieties and planting dates to the beanfly (Melanagromyza sp.) damage. In: Korean Journal of Breeding, 12 30-34.

Maleque M A, Kabir K H, Rahman M A, Ahmed M S, Begum R, 2001. Efficacy and economics of some granular and foliar insecticides against the stemflies (Melanagromyza sojae (Zehtn.) and Ophiomyia phaseoli (Tryon)) attacking soybean. Bangladesh Journal of Entomology. 11 (1/2), 31-40.

Meena N L, Sharma U S, 2006. Effect of sowing date and row spacing on incidence of major insect-pests of soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill. Soybean Research. 4 (1/6), 73-76.

Santokh Singh, 1982. Ecology of the Agromyzidae (Diptera) associated with leguminous crops in India. In: Memoirs of the School of Entomology, St. John's College, Agra, iv + 126 pp.

Sasakawa M, 1963. A Revision of Polynesian Agromyzidae (Diptera). In: Pacific Insects, 5 (3) 489-506.

Shepard M, Lawn RJ, Schneider MA, 1983. Insect on Grain Legumes in Northern Australia., St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

Spencer K A, 1972. Agromyzidae (Diptera) of economic importance. In: Agromyzidae (Diptera) of economic importance. [Linsley, E. G.; Chemsak, J. A. : Cerambycidae of North America. Part VI, no. 1. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Lepturinae.], The Hague, The, Dr. W. Junk B.V. Netherlands: xi + 418 pp.

Srivastava R M, Sehgal V K, 2002. Effect of foliar application of various insecticides on the infestation and population dynamics of stem fly in mung bean, Vigna radiata. Indian Journal of Entomology. 64 (2), 216-221.

Talekar NS, 1990. Agromyzid flies of food legumes in the tropics., New Delhi, India: Wiley Eastern Limited.

Taware S P, Raut V M, Halvankar G B, Varghese P, 2001. Field screening of elite soybean (Glycine max) lines for resistance to leaf miner (Aproaerema modicella) and stem fly (Melanagromyza sojae). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 71 (11), 740-741.

Waterhouse D F, 1993. The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia. Canberra, Australia: ACIAR. v + 141 pp.

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