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 latipalpis Hendel, 1920
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]


Liriomyza latipalpis Hendel, 1920. Arch. Naturgesch. 84A(7) (1918): 141
Liriomyza latipalpis Hendel, 1920; Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 228
Liriomyza latipalpis Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 53 (figs 180-1), 57
Liriomyza latipalpis Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 255-6, figs 449-451.
Liriomyza latipalpis Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1990. Host specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 339 (figs 1287-8), 340, 341.


Leaf-mine: Narrow corridor, spiralling around the leaves; often a part of the mine runs in the deeper parts. Frass in strings, but not in the typical pattern. Pupation as a rule within the mine (Bladmineerders van Europa).

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:

Juncaginaceae        
Triglochin       Pitkin & Plant

Hosts elsewhere:

Juncaginaceae        
Triglochin maritimum Sea Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. von Tschirnhaus, 1981
Triglochin maritimum Sea Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Spencer, 1990: 340
Triglochin maritimum Sea Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Triglochin palustre Marsh Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. von Tschirnhaus, 1981
Triglochin palustre Marsh Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Spencer, 1990: 340

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Coastal. Suffolk (Aldeburgh, Holme and Butley) (Spencer, 1972b: 57); Glamorgan (NBN Gateway).

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Liriomyza latipalpis
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) (von Tschirnhaus, 1981); Denmark, Sweden (Spencer, 1976: 255; Spencer, 1990: 340) and Poland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

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Triglochin maritimum, Triglochin palustre

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



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British leafminers
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