Agromyza anthracina


Agromyza anthracina is a fly whose larvae mine the leaves of Common Nettle. The mine usually starts away from the leaf edge and has a coiled intestine like start; it has frass in long threads in the broader part of the mine. The mine is seen more often than the fly.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine


Where Common Nettle occurs.

When to see it

June and July.

UK Status

Widespread in England but not well recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map