Amauromyza morionella

    Description

    The larva of the fly Amauromyza morionella mines the leaves of various Stachys and Lamium species. The frass is conspicuous in the mine and the mine is initially linear, then develops into a white blotch, often enveloping the early mine.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where the larval host species (Stachys and Lamium sp.) are present.

    When to see it

    The larval mines may be encountered when the host species are in leaf.

    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

    UK Map