Aulagromyza fulvicornis

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Aulagromyza fulvicornis mine the leaves of willows (Salix sp.).  The mine is a corridor which hardly widens from beginning to end. The start is lower-surface, but after some time the mine becomes upper-surface. Part of the frass in thread fragments. http://www.ukflymines.co.uk/Flies/Aulagromyza_fulvicornis.php

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where willows occur.

    Life History

    The mines can be found when willows are in leaf – often in June or July.

    UK Status

    It seems to be infrequent in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map