Check List 20(1): 138-143, doi: 10.15560/20.1.138
First record of Soybean Stem Fly Melanagromyza sojae (Zehntner, 1901) (Diptera, Agromyzidae) in Uruguay confirmed by DNA barcoding
expand article infoXimena Cibils-Stewart, Silvina Stewart, Virginia Olivieri§, Mario Giambiasi
‡ Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay§ Instituto Nacional de Semillas, Evaluación y Registro de Cultivares, Canelones, Uruguay
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Colloquially known as Soybean Stem Fly, Melanagromyza sojae (Zehntner, 1901) (Diptera, Agromyzidae) is an oligophagous pest of plants in the family Fabaceae, including Uruguay’s biggest commodity crop, Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.). To our knowledge, this is the first scientific record of M. sojae in Uruguay, and we confirm its identity through using DNA barcoding. Characteristic damage to host plants and immature stages of M. sojae were confirmed in Dolores and Colonia, Uruguay.
Glycine max, mtDNA COI, soybean stem minor, soybean pests, stem borer flies