Pegomyia hyoscyami - Pegomya hyoscyami
A grey bodied fly about 6 millimetres long.
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.
Larva: 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.
Where the larval foodplants occur (see ‘Life History’).
It emerges in April or May
Lays eggs on the undersides of leaves of Beet, Spinach, Orache, Fat-hen etc. The larvae then mine the leaves before pupating.
Widespread in Britain, but not well recorded.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015