Phytoliriomyza melampyga

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Phytoliriomyza melampyga mine the leaves of Impatiens species (Balsams). The larva forms a narrow linear mine in the first instar, later producing a large irregular whitish blotch with conspicuous frass.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where the host plants occur.

    When to see it

    When the host plants are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread 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