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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Liriomyza equiseti de Meijere, 1924
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]


Liriomyza equiseti de Meijere, 1924. Tijdschr. Ent. 67: 124, 141
Liriomyza equiseti de Meijere, 1924; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 56 (fig. 191), 58, 109
Liriomyza equiseti de Meijere, 1924. Handbk ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g); Spencer, 1990. Host specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 5, 6, 7 (fig. 7).


Stem-mine: Larva mining the stem. Pupation external.

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).

Brown; posterior spiracles each with an irregular ellipse of 9-14 minute round bulbs.

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Equisetaceae        
Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Spencer, 1972b: 109
Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Robbins, 1991: 19

Hosts elsewhere:

Equisetaceae        
Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Spencer, 1990: 6

Time of year - mines: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Single generation.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Uncommon. Hertfordshire (Barnet) (Spencer, 1972b: 59) and Warwickshire (Combrook) (Robbins, 1991: 19).

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Liriomyza equiseti
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Andorra, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

Also recorded in North America (Spencer, 1990).

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Equisetum arvense

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



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