Agromyza alnibetulae

    Description

    Agromyza alnibetulae is a fly whose larvae produce a leaf mine in the leaves of Birch. The mine is an unusually long, upper-surface corridor that widens only little and winds freely through the leaf. Frass in two neat rows.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    On the leaves of Birch species

    When to see it

    When Birch is in leaf.

    Life History

    Pupation takes place outside of 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