Agromyza varicornis


The larva of the fly Agromyza varicornis mines Lathyrus latifolius (Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea) and L. sylvestris (Everlasting Pea).  The long white mine is in the wing of the stem, but often starts in leaf (though not always).

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine

Recording advice

Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Leafmine: Good photographs required.


Wherever the host plants occur – often in domestic gardens.

When to see it

Mine: Early Summer and Early Autumn

Life History

Pupation takes place outside the mine.

UK Status

True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

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