The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Chirosia cinerosa (Zetterstedt, 1845)
[Diptera: Anthomyiidae]

Aricia cinerosa Zetterstedt, 1845. Dipt. Scand. 4: 1450
Aricia flavipennis Zetterstedt, 1845. Dipt. Scand. 4: 1451
Aricia xanthoptera Boheman, 1864. Ofvers. K. svenska VetensAkad. Forh. 20(1863): 83
Pycnoglossa luteipennis Ringdahl, 1937. Opusc. ent. 2: 126.
Chirosia cinerosa (Zetterstedt, 1845).


Leaf / Stem-mine: In leaf stems and fronds (Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 227).

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.

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).

Comments: Ackland in Chandler (1978) did not indicate whether his host records were British or Foreign and are therefore tentatively included under 'Hosts in Britain' and 'Hosts elsewhere'.

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Dennstaedtiaceae        

? Pteridium

aquilinum Bracken Bracken - Pteridium aquilinum Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 227
Onocleaceae        

? Matteuccia

      Pitkin & Plant
? Matteuccia       Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 227

Hosts elsewhere:

Dennstaedtiaceae        

? Pteridium

aquilinum Bracken Bracken - Pteridium aquilinum Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 227
Pteridium aquilinum Bracken Bracken - Pteridium aquilinum Bladmineerders van Europa
Onocleaceae        

? Matteuccia

      Pitkin & Plant
? Matteuccia       Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 227
Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Feather Fern British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Woodsiaceae        
Athyrium filix-femina Lady-fern British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Hering, 1957
Athyrium filix-femina Lady-fern British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - mines: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including Devon, Hants, Cumbria, Elgin (Mike Ackland, pers. comm.); Berkshire (VC22), Breconshire (VC42), Dorset (VC9), East Cornwall (VC2), Elgin, Argyllshire (VC98), Merionethshire (VC48), North Devon (VC4), North Wiltshire (VC7), South Devon and South Hampshire (NBN Gateway).

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Chirosia cinerosa
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Corsica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Greek mainland, Hungary, Italian mainland, ? Norwegian mainland, Poland, Russia - Central, North and Northwest, Slovakia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands (Michelsen in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:

Athyrium filix-femina, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Pteridium aquilinum

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.



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