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Liriomyza sativae

Basic information
Scientific name Liriomyza sativae

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Major synonym Liriomyza munda
Common names Tomato leaf miner, Vegetable leaf miner, Serpentine vegetable leaf miner
Higher taxon Agromyzidae, Diptera, Insecta
Natural range Southern North America to South America
Habitat Parasite on various plants.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Tochigi, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Nagano, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, and Okinawa (Okinawajima, Miyakojima, and Ishigakijima Is.) Prefs., and all Prefs. of Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu District except Saga Pref. (until 2002) Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first records in Japan was in 1999 at Okinawa, Yamaguchi, and Kyoto Prefs.
Route Unknown.
Impact Predation against native species. harmful to agriculture .
Native organism(s) affected: Various plants of Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae, Solanaceae, and many others, including agricultural plants.
Regulation in Japan Flies of Agromyzidae are designated as Quarantine Pest (the Plant Protection Law).
Introduced range in other countries S continental China including Hainan Is., Thailand, N India, Oman, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Sudan, Cameroons, Nigeria, NE USA, Hawaii, Guam, Tahiti, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Iwasaki et al. (2000) A newly recorded pest, Liriomyza sativae Blanchard in Japan. Plant Protection. 54(4), 21-17 (in Jpn)
  • Kohama & Takahara (2002) Exotic insects in Okinawa. Bull Okinawa Pref Mus. 28, 55-92 (in Jpn)
  • Ohkubo et al. (2002) Biology and pesticide susceptibility of Tomato leaf (Liriomyza sativae Blanchard) in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Plant Protection. 56(7), 293-295 (in Jpn)
  • Plant Protection Station (2011) The Plant Protection Act. Quarantine Pest List. (Accessed on 2012-3-06)
  • Tokumaru & Abe (2001) Biology of the vegetable leafminer, Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, in Kyoto Prefecture. Plant Protection. 55(2), 64-66 (in Jpn)
  • Tokumaru et al. (2002) Biology and insecticide susceptibility of the vegetable leafminer Liriomyza sativae Blanchard. Plant Protection. 56(7), 289-292 (in Jpn)
  • etc.