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Bean (cowpea) fly (291) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Bean fly

Scientific Name

Ophiomyia phaseoli; previously Melanagromyza phaseoli.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson 
Information from CABI (2015) Ophiomyia phaseoli (bean fly). Crop Protection Compendium (; and from Bean fly. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Queensland Government. ( Photos 1&2 Shepard M et al. Insects and their natural enemies associated with vegetables and soybean in Southeast Asia, Photo 3 Shane McEvey, Australian Museum (Phyiomyia sp., Townsville, Queensland).

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 

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