Cornsilk Fly (suggested common name), Euxesta stigmatias Loew (Insecta: Diptera: Otitidae) (EENY224/IN381)

Chaetopsis massyla on corn leaf.‘Cornsilk flies’ are attractive, medium to dark metallic green to black colored flies with distinctive wing patterns and wing flapping behavior. They are commonly found throughout Florida’s agricultural communities. Their normally saprophytic life style belies their destructive nature when it comes to their preference for sweet corn ears. Four species of ‘cornsilk flies’ are known to attack corn in Florida: Chaetopsis massyla (Walker), Euxesta annonae (Fabricius), Euxesta eluta Loew, and Euxesta stigmatias Loew. This 8-page fact sheet was written by Gregg S. Nuessly and John L. Capinera, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, April 2013. #UFBugs

EENY435/IN789 Corn blotch leafminer Agromyza parvicornis Loew (Insecta: Diptera: Agromyzidae)

EENY-435, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Gaurav Goyal and Gregg S. Nuessly, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this minor and sporadic pest of corn, its distribution, description and life cycle, host plants, economic importance, and management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2008.