Calycomyza artemisiae

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Calycomyza artemisiae mine the leaves of Mugwort.  The mines are seen more often than the adult. The mine is a characteristically pale whitish, usually upper-surface primary blotch. There is an initial corridor, but traces of it are almost always overrun by the later blotch. The mine is quite opaque.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Areas where Mugwort is present.

    When to see it

    Mines can be seen when Mugwort is in leaf.

    Life History

    Pupation occurs outside of the mine.

    UK Status

    True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records although it appears to be widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map