Chromatomyia aprilina


    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


    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map