Agromyza pseudoreptans/reptans agg.


    The larvae of Agromyza pseudoreptans and Agromyza reptans produce identical mines on the leaves of their larval food plant Common Nettle. The mine is a long blotch mine, usually adjacent to the edge of the leaf, which turns black. The mines cannot be reliably separated to species level and for this reason we have created this page which treats them as an aggregate. Although it is possible to examine the larva to separate the two it is very tricky and the National Agromyzidae Recording Scheme usually only accept records from reared material or exceptional images of the larva's key details. Unless you have had records confirmed to species level by a national expert you should add your records to this aggregate page.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine (if recorded as an aggregate - must be reared through and adult examined to record to species level)


    Where Common Nettle occurs.

    When to see it

    June and July.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map