Amauromyza flavifrons

Description

The mine formed by this species is found on the upper surface of various plants including Campion. It starts as a white linear blotch mine but after a while the mine may extend to form a larger white blotch which contains very little frass except a few black specks anchored to the floor of the mine. The feeding punctures are on the surface.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine

Habitat

On various plants including Campions.

When to see it

Mines from June to October.

Life History

Pupation takes place outside of the mine.

UK Status

Widespread but rather local, with most records from the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map