Chromatomyia periclymeni

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Chromatomyia periclymeni mine the leaves of various members of the Honeysuckle family including Honeysuckle, Himalayan Honeysuckle and Snowberry. It is an upper surface mine and usually blotchy. The young mine is arranged in a radiating pattern like a star initially purple in colour - turning brown as it ages.

    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. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Where the host plants occur.

    When to see it

    Mine: June, October.

    UK Status

    Although fairly widespread it appears to be a local and uncommon miner 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