Chromatomyia aprilina

Description

The leaf mines, in the leaves of Honeysuckle are seen more often than the adult fly. The mines extend from the central rib.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine

Habitat

Where Honeysuckle is present.

When to see it

Mines are usually to be seen from early summer to autumn, although recently some earlier instances have been noted.

Life History

The larval foodplant is Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum).

UK Status

Widespread but under recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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MAP KEY:

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

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