aenea (Meigen, 1830)
aenea Meigen, 1830. Syst. Beschr. 6: 169
Melanagromyza aeneiventris subsp. fuscociliata Hendel,
1931. Fliegen palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 160. [Synonymised
by Spencer. 1966: 10]
Melanagromyza aenea (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 18 (figs 28-9), 20, 121.
Melanagromyza aenea (Hendel, 1920); Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 43-4, figs 17-9
Melanagromyza aenea (Meigen, 1830); Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 54, 56
(figs 209-11), 57.
an internal stem-borer. Pupation internal (Spencer, 1972b: 20).
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 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).
Puparium whitish-brown. Posterior spiracles separated by own
diameter, each process with elongated ellipse of about 13 bulbs
around the strong central horn (Spencer, 1972b: 18 (fig. 29), 20).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread. Surrey (Godalming),
Middlesex (Scratch Wood) and Somerset (Portishead) (Spencer, 1972b: 20); Cambridgeshire (VC29), East Gloucestershire (VC33), North Hampshire (VC12),
North Somerset (VC6), West Gloucestershire (VC34) and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Denmark,
Sweden (Spencer, 1976: 44),
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary,
Italian mainland, Poland, Spanish mainland and Switzerland (Martinez
in Fauna Europaea).
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