vicifoliae Hering, 1932b. Z. PflKrankh. 42:
Agromyza vicifoliae Hering, 1932b; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 39, 118
Agromyza vicifoliae Hering, 1932b; Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 145, figs 254-5.
Agromyza vicifoliae Hering, 1932b; Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 112, 127,
129 (fig. 463).
initially linear, adjoining margin of leaf, later developing into
a blotch, always on the mid-rib (Spencer,
1976: 145, fig. 265).
preceded by a corridor that closely follows the leaf margin. The
blotch is mined much deeper (and therefore more transparent) than
the corridor. The blotch is precisely positioned over te midrib
of the leaflet. Frass very sparingly in the corridor, in the blotch
as a few large lumps. Pupation outside the mine (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Forms a blotch over the mid-rib without an initial gallery mine. Frass dispersed (British
Larva: The larvae of flies are leg-less maggots without a head capsule (see examples). They never have thoracic or abdominal legs. They do not have chewing mouthparts, although they do have a characteristic cephalo-pharyngeal skeleton (see examples), usually visible internally through the body wall.
Posterior spiracles each with 3 bulbs (Spencer,
Puparium: The puparia of flies are formed within the hardened last larval skin or puparium and as a result sheaths enclosing head appendages, wings and legs are not visible externally (see examples).
Yellowish-red (Spencer, 1976:
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: July.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread but local in Britain
including Surrey (Box Hill), Dunbarton (Bonhill) (Spencer, 1972b: 39), Warwickshire (Ansley) (Robbins,
1991: 46) and Cambridgeshire (VC29),
Glamorganshire (VC41) and South Essex (NBN
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elsewhere: Widespread throughout much of continental Europe,
including Norway, Sweden and Sicily (Spencer,
1976: 145), The Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Germany (Spencer,
1976: 550), Belarus, Corsica, Czech Republic, Estonia, French
mainland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spanish
mainland and Switzerland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: