Liriomyza amoena

    Description

    Liriomyza amoena is a fly whose larvae mine the leaves of Elder causing a leaf mine which later takes the form of a large blotch with conspicuous frass.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where Elder is present.

    When to see it

    The mines are usually visible in Summer and early Autumn.

    UK Status

    This is a poorly recorded species with most records coming from the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map