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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Melanagromyza astragali Spencer, 1976
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]


Melanagromyza astragali Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. scand.:


Stem-mine: Details unknown.

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:

Fabaceae        
Astragalus glycyphyllos Wild Liquorice British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bland, 2001

Hosts elsewhere:

Fabaceae        
Astragalus glycyphyllos Wild Liquorice British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Spencer, 1990

Time of year - larvae:

Time of year - adults:

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Essex (Bland, 2001).

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Distribution elsewhere: Czech Republic, French mainland, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:

Astragalus glycyphyllos

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



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