Agromyza albitarsis

    Description

    The larva of the fly Agromyza albitarsis mines the leaves of various Poplars forming a large greenish blotch mine which turns brown.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Mine (larva need to be checked and described or photographed).

    Recording advice

    Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Mine: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Where the host Poplars occur.

    When to see it

    Mines may be found when the host Poplars are in leaf.

    Life History

    The yellow larvae leave the mine to pupate and form a yellow to reddish-brown puparium.

    UK Status

    True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map