Phytomyza agromyzina

    Description

    This fly's larvae mine the leaves of Dogwood. The mines are long, and are on the upper surface of the leaf. The frass inside the mine forms a broad dark-brown central band. The mines are encountered more often than the adult fly.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where Dogwood is present.

    When to see it

    Mines can be seen in summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, though not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map