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
    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.

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