Agromyza vicifoliae

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Agromyza vicifoliae mine the leaves of various vetch species forming a blotch over the leaf mid-rib without an initial gallery mine. The frass is well dispersed.

    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: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Wherever the larval foodplants occur.

    When to see it

    Mine: Bivoltine: early summer and early autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local 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