Agromyza filipendulae

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Agromyza filipendulae mine the leaves of various plants including Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria). The mine is a long linear mine, never widening into a blotch at the end. Frass occurs in discrete grains, and, here and there in thread fragments, but never in pearl strings. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Where the larval foodplants occur.

    Life History

    Pupation outside the mine.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map