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The latest major work on North American Agromyzidae, The Agromyzidae of Canada and Alaska (Spencer, 1969), lists 290 regional species. Of that number, half (147) are new species and 23 are previously described species newly recorded for the continent. It is thus evident that the North American Agromyzid fauna is still poorly known. Among material recently determined for the collection of Michigan State University, East Lansing, were the 5 additional new species herein described. A male allotype for Melanagromyza inornata Spencer (1969), described from the female only, is also described, and more detailed figures of the male postabdomen of Melanagromyza lauta Spencer (1969) are presented. Unfortunately all of the material is from random collecting and no host plants for the species are known. Types are retained in the collections of the United States National Museum of Natural History (USNM) and paratypes are returned to the Michigan State University collections (MSC).

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