Agromyza sulfuriceps

Description

The larvae of the fly Agromyza sulfuriceps mine the leaves of various species including Roses, Meadowsweet, Strawberry, Silverweed, Cinquefoil, Raspberry and Burnets. The mine starts as a long corridor, its initial part often along the leaf margin or a thick vein. Rather suddenly the corridor widens into a broad blotch. The corridor contains much frass, often in two distinct patches or lines.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine

Habitat

Wherever the host plants occur.

When to see it

The mines may be found whenever the host plants are in leaf.

UK Status

Widespread, but not well recorded in Britain.

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