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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Delia pruinosa (Zetterstedt, 1845)
[Diptera: Anthomyiidae]


Aricia pruinosa Zetterstedt, 1845. Dipt. scand. 4: 1567
Aricia flavifrons Zetterstedt, 1860. Dipt. scand. 4: 6242. [Synonymised by Michelsen, 1985]
Hylemyia judicariae
Pokorny, 1893. Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 43: 11
Anthomyia (Chortophila) rubuginans
Pandelle, 1900. Revue Ent. 19(Suppl.): 254
Chortophila flavidipennis Stein, 1916. Arch. Naturgesch. 81A(10)(1915): 171. [Synonymised by Michelsen, 1985].
Delia pruinosa (Zetterstedt, 1845); Ackland and Pont, 1996. Entomologist's mon. Mag. 132: 18-19.


Seed-feeder: Details unknown.

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).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Caryophyllaceae        
Silene vulgaris Bladder Campion British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Ackland and Pont, 1996: 19

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - mines: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including Cambridge (Devil's Ditch), Norfolk (Blakeney Point), Kent (Folkestone), Surrey (White Downs and Riddlesdown) and Sussex (Eastbourne, Crumbles) (Ackland and Pont, 1996); Caernarvonshire (VC49), Cambridgeshire (VC29), Dorset (VC9), East Suffolk (VC25), East Sussex (VC14), Merionethshire (VC48), South Hampshire (VC11), Surrey and Zetland (NBN Gateway).

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Delia pruinosa
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Denmark, Finland, Germany, ? Italian mainland, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Russia - North, Sweden and Switzerland (Michelsen in Fauna Europaea).

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Silene vulgaris

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



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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
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