Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification
 
 

Identification of Delia pest species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in cultivated crucifers and other vegetable crops in Canada

CJAI 29 -- June 29, 2016
doi:10.3752/cjai.2016.29

Jade Savage, Anne-Marie Fortier, François Fournier, Véronique Bellavance


| Abstract | Introduction | DNA Barcoding | Larval Host Associations | Checklist | Keys to Delia pests | Acknowledgments | References | PDF | Cite |
 
 

 

Checklist

The species included in this work and listed below were selected based on published records of crop damage in Canada (Brooks 1951; Griffiths 1991, 1993; Broatch 1993; Howard et al. 1994; Soroka and Dosdall 2011) and the identification of over 3500 larvae collected in damaged crucifers and onions in southern Québec. While Delia echinata (Séguy) has been reported as a pest of spinach in the Palaearctic Region (Miles 1953; Suwa 1974) it was excluded from the present work as damage caused by this species in the Nearctic Region is restricted to carnations (Griffiths 1991). Due to numerous nomenclatural changes and the large number of publications focused on some of the most important pest species, a list of most commonly used synonyms and combinations found in the literature as well as the French and English common names recognized by the Entomological Society of America (http://www.entsoc.org/pubs/common_name) and/or the Entomological Society of Canada (http://www.esc-sec.ca/d13/CNDBHome.php) are provided below.

Delia antiqua (Meigen, 1826) (En Français)
– English common name: onion maggot; French common name: Mouche de l’oignon.
– Commonly used synonyms or combinations: Hylemyia antiqua, Hylemya antiqua.

Delia floralis (Fallén, 1924) (En Français)
– English common name: turnip maggot; French common name: Mouche du navet.
– Commonly used synonyms or combinations: Hylemyia crucifera Huckett, Hylemya crucifera, Hylemya floralis.

Delia florilega (Zetterstedt, 1845) (En Français)
– English common name: bean seed maggot; French common name: none.
– Commonly used synonyms or combinations: Hylemya trichodactyla (Rondani), Hylemyia trichodactyla, Delia liturata (Meigen), Hylemya liturata.

Delia planipalpis (Stein, 1898) (En Français)
– Common name: none.
– Commonly used synonyms or combinations: Hylemya planipalpis, Hylemyia planipalpis.

Delia platura (Meigen, 1826) (En Français)
– English common name: seedcorn maggot; French common name: Mouche des semis.
– Commonly used synonyms or combinations: Hylemya platura, Chortophila cilicrura Rondani, Hylemya cilicrura, Hylemyia cilicrura

Delia radicum (Linnaeus, 1758) (En Français)
– English common name: cabbage maggot; French common name: Mouche du chou.
– Commonly used synonyms or combinations: Hylemya brassicae (Bouché), Hylemyia brassicae, Erioischa brassicae.