lutea (Meigen, 1830)
lutea Meigen, 1830. Syst. Beschr. 6: 177
Liriomyza melanorhabda Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt.
Reg. 6(2): 232
Liriomyza melanorhabda Hendel, 1931; Spencer, 1971a. Ent.
Gaz. 22: 167.
Liriomyza lutea (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 47 (fig. 145), 50
Liriomyza lutea (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 256, figs 452-3.
Liriomyza lutea (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 160, 231,
Larva feeding in seed-head, pupation external (Spencer, 1972b).
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.
The larva is described by Dempewolf (2001:
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:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Kent (Wrotham), Hertfordshire (Tring),
Cambridge (Chippenham Fen), Westmorland (Grasmere), Denbighshire (Cefn-y-bedd)
and Dunbarton (Bonhill) (Spencer, 1972b: 50); Cambridgeshire (VC29), Cheshire (VC58), Denbighshire (VC50), Flintshire (VC51),
Glamorganshire (VC41), South Lancaster and South Somerset (NBN
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elsewhere: Widespread but local in Europe including Denmark,
Finland, Sweden (Spencer, 1976:
256), Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italian mainland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spanish mainland and The Netherlands (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: