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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map