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.

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