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Fungus Gnat

Scientific Name
Anomalomyia affinis
Scientific Author
Tonnoir et Edwards, 1927
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Mycetophilidae: Sciophilinae: Leiini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Endemic
NZ - Endemic
Reliability
High
High
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Adult

Body 2.5 mm long.

Male

Head and appendages brown, first antennal segment slightly lighter. Mesonotum dark orange with three more or less fused dark stripes on disc; the rest of thorax brown. Abdomen shining black; hypopyghun also black. Legs mostly yellow; tip of coxae2 and 3 black, also tip of hind femora; the two ventral bristles of middle tibiae subequal. Wings with a conspicuous dark spot at base - of cell R5, another one below distal part of R5 which extends into the dark shadow of wing-tip, middle of the cell M1 free. Halteres yellow.

Female

Similar to male, mesonotum lighter, first half of antennae more or less orange.

Larva

Body small, elongate, whitish; bearing a dark brown or black exserted head capsule which without a posterior bridge. Body hairs inconspicuous; integument smooth. Respiratory system peripneustic or hemipneustic.

References

- Tonnoir, A.L. & Edwards, F.W. (1927). New Zealand Fungus Gnats (Diptera, Mycetophilidae). Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, 57: 747-878.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/03/2011 09:57 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 03:49 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Fungus Gnat (Anomalomyia affinis) Updated on 5/7/2014 3:49:38 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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