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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Metopomyza nigriorbita (Hendel, 1931)
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]


Liriomyza nigriorbita Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 234
Metopomyza nigriorbita (Hendel, 1931); Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 280-1, figs 504-5.


Lifestyle: 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).

Dark brown; posterior spiracules each with about 6 irregular bulbs (Spencer, 1976: 282).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland: Currently unknown.

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Currently unknown.

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Distribution elsewhere: Described from Austria and recorded elsewhere in Europe including Silesia, Denmar, k Sweden (Spencer, 1976: 282), Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Lithuania and Poland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

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Host species unknown

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



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