Liriomyza eupatorii

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Liriomyza eupatorii mine the leaves of various plants including Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum). The mine commences with a conspicuous regular spiral (that quickly turns brown), and then continues as a fairly straight corridor that maintains almost the same width throughout its length. Frass occurs in long strings.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Where the larval foodplants occur.

    When to see it

    Mines can be encountered whenever the larval foodplants are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map