Chromatomyia lonicerae


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.


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

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