Chromatomyia lonicerae

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Chromatomyia lonicerae mine the leaves of Honeysuckle and Snowberry. The leafmine starts with an irregular star-like blotch with a later linear section. Frass is usually visible in pearl-strings. Pupation internal; firmly glued within the mine by frass.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Recording advice

    Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Leafmine: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. Please also note the host plant when submitting leafmine records.

    Habitat

    Leafmines may be observed wherever the host plants occur.

    When to see it

    Leafmines may be observed whenever the host plants are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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