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
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map