Agromyza dipsaci


The larvae of the fly Agromyza dipsaci mine the leaves of Wild Teasel. It produces a long mine, which rapidly broadens, at the leaf edge. The mine turns brown.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine


Where Wild Teasel occurs.

When to see it

When Wild Teasel is in leaf.

UK Status

True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records but it is thought to be rather infrequent.

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