Liriomyza strigata

Description

The larvae of the fly Liriomyza strigata mine the leaves of various plants. It is a highly polyphagous species with records from 47 host plant genera in 15 plant families in Britain. The mine is on the upper surface of the leaf, linear, usually following the midrib and showing side branches along the veins, but the mines may vary depending on the host plant chosen. Frass in rather long strings.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine

Habitat

Wherever suitable host species occur.

When to see it

Mines best seen from June-November.

Life History

Pupation is outside the mine.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map