Cerodontha iridis

    Description

    The larva of the fly Cerodontha iridis forms a blotch mine on the leaves of various Iris species including Iris foetidissima. The affected area may be large as several mines may coalesce. The mine has a mottled appearance.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where the larval host plants occur.

    When to see it

    Mines usually occur in the early autumn.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records. 

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map