Agromyza dipsaci

    Description

    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

    Habitat

    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

    UK Map