Amauromyza flavifrons


    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


    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