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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Ophiomyia rostrata Hendel, 1920
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]

Ophiomyia rostrata Hendel, 1920. Arch. Naturgesch. 84A(7) (1918): 127
Ophiomyia rostrata Hendel, 1920; Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 173
Ophiomyia rostrata Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1966. Beitr. Ent. 16: 53
Ophiomyia rostrata Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 28 (fig. 69), 29, 108
Ophiomyia rostrata Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 77, figs 101-2
Ophiomyia rostrata Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1990. Host specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 244.

Lifestyle: Currently 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 and Ireland: Currently unknown.

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland: Cornwall (Padstow) (Spencer, 1972b: 29).

Distribution elsewhere: Austria, Sweden (Spencer, 1976: 77), Czech Republic, French mainland, Lithuania, Poland and The Netherlands (Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Host species unknown

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

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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Atlas
NHM UK Checklist
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