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- Suetsugu, Kenji; Mita, Toshiharu
- Journal of Asia-Pacific entomology 2018 v.21 no.4 pp. 1289-1291
- Agromyzidae, etc ; Orchidaceae; Pediobius; biological control; flowering; insect control; leafminers; new geographic records; parasitic wasps; plant ovary; seed predation; Japan; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... Agromyzid flies, also known as leafminer flies, are one of the most serious insect pests that infest various plants. An agromyzid fly Japanagromyza tokunagai lays eggs in the ovaries of various Japanese orchids during or shortly after anthesis. Consequently, seed predation by J. tokunagai has the potential to severely limit the reproduction of many endangered orchids in Japan. While agromyzid popu ...