Aulagromyza hendeliana

    Description

    Aulagromyza hendeliana is a fly whose larva mines the leaves of Honeysuckle and Snowberry. The mine occurs in the upper surface of the leaf, leaving little sign on the underside. The frass is in large well spaced grains and appears as a series of black dots. The mine is recorded more often than the adult fly.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Wherever Honeysuckle or Snowberry occur.

    When to see it

    The mines can be seen in late spring.

    UK Status

    Not well recorded, but seems to be widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Little recorded, but probably fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map