orbona (Meigen, 1830)
orbona Meigen, 1830. Syst. Beschr. 6: 186
Liriomyza orbona (Meigen, 1830); Hendel, 1931. Fliegen
palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 236
Liriomyza orbonella Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt.
Reg. 6(2): 238
Liriomyza orbona (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 47 (fig. 146), 50, 112
Liriomyza orbona (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 259-60, figs 384, 458-9.
Liriomyza orbona (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 354, 355,
372 (fig. 1405), 373.
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:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Common in spring (Spencer,
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widepread from Cornwall (I.
of Scilly) to Sutherland (Invernaver) including Channel Is. (Martinez
in Fauna Europaea); Caernarvonshire (VC49), Cambridgeshire (VC29), East Gloucestershire (VC33),
East Kent (VC15), East Norfolk (VC27), East Suffolk (VC25), Glamorganshire (VC41), Monmouthshire (VC35),
North Somerset (VC6), Pembrokeshire (VC45), Shropshire (VC40), South Wiltshire (VC8), Staffordshire (VC39),
West Cornwall (VC1), West Kent (VC16), West Norfolk (VC28), West Suffolk (VC26) and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
recorded in the Republic of Ireland: Co. Clare (Burren) (Spencer, 1972b: 50).
NBN Grid Map:
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Denmark, Sweden
(Spencer, 1976: 259), Canary
Is., Crete, Czech Republic, Dodecanese Is., European Turkey, Finland,
French mainland, Hungary, Italian mainland, Lithuania, Madeira,
Malta, Poland, Sicily, Spanish mainland, Switzerland, The Netherlands
and Yugoslavia (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.