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


Pegomya rubivora (Coquillett, 1897)
[Diptera: Anthomyiidae]

Pegomyia rubivora (Coquillett, 1897). Can. Ent. 29: 162
Anthomyia (Chortophila) dentiens Pandelle, 1900. Revue Ent. 19 (Suppl.): 268
Chortophila laticornis Stein, 1914. Arch Naturgesch. 79A(8)(1913): 50
Chortophila rubricola Enderlein, 1933. Z. angew. Ent. 20: 328.
Pegomya rubivora (Coquillett, 1897)

Stem-miner: 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 and Ireland:

Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Peter Chandler, pers. comm.
Rubus idaeus Raspberry British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Peter Chandler, pers. comm.

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - mines: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland: England including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Kent, Huntingdonshire, North Hampshire, North Somerset, Oxfordshire, South Lancaster, Surrey, Warwickshire and West Suffolk (NBN Atlas).

Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Michelsen in Fauna Europaea).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Russia - Central, North and Northwest, Slovakia, Spanish mainland and Sweden (Michelsen in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Filipendula ulmaria, Rubus idaeus

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere:

Aceratoneuromyia granularis Domenichini, 1967 Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae
Ichneumonoidea - Links to species no longer available  
Aphaereta major (Thomson, 1895) Braconidae: Alysiinae

External links: Search the internet:
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Atlas
NHM UK Checklist
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