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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Pegomya interruptella (Zetterstedt, 1855)
[Diptera: Anthomyiidae]


Anthomyza interruptella Zetterstedt, 1855. Dipt. Scand. 12: 4742.
Pegomya interruptella Zetterstedt, 1855.


Leaf-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).

Comments: Ackland in Chandler (1978) did not indicate whether his host records were British or Foreign and are therefore included under 'Hosts in Britain' and 'Hosts elsewhere

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Chenopodiaceae        
Chenopodium       Robbins, 1991: 36
? Chenopodium album Fat-hen British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 228
Chenopodium album Fat-hen British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Robbins, 1983-7
Solanaceae        
? Solanum       Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 228

Hosts elsewhere:

Chenopodiaceae        
Beta       Bladmineerders van Europa
? Chenopodium album Fat-hen British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 228
Chenopodium hybridum Fat-hen British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Solanaceae        
? Solanum       Ackland in Chandler, 1978: 228
Solanum       Hering, 1957

Time of year - mines: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Warwickshire (Chadwick End and Coventry) (Robbins, 1991: 36).

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Pegomya interruptella
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Germany (Teschner, 1999), Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finald, Germany, Lithuania, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Russia Northwest, Spanish mainland and Sweden (Michelsen in Fauna Europaea).

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Chenopodium album

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



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