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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COLEOPTERA PUPAE
(examples, not to scale)

Larva : Coleoptera : Diptera : Hymenoptera : Lepidoptera
Pupa/Puparium : Coleoptera : Diptera : Hymenoptera : Lepidoptera
Diptera : Anterior spiracles : Posterior spiracles : Cephalo-pharyngeal skeleton

The pupae of beetles have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths.

 

 

Isochnus sequensi dorsal
Isochnus sequensi dorsal
[Coleoptera: Curculionidae]
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

Isochnus sequensi ventral
Isochnus sequensi ventral
[Coleoptera: Curculionidae]
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

   
Orchestes alni dorsal
Orchestes alni dorsal
[Coleoptera: Curculionidae]
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

Orchestes alni ventral
Orchestes alni ventral
[Coleoptera: Curculionidae]
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

   

Orchestes testaceus ventro-lateral
Orchestes testaceus
ventro-lateral
[Coleoptera: Curculionidae]
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

Trachys scrobiculatus dorsal
Trachys scrobiculatus dorsal
[Coleoptera: Buprestidae]

Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

   
Trachys minutus ventral
Trachys minutus ventral
[Coleoptera: Buprestidae]
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)
Trachys minutus dorsal
Trachys minutus dorsal
[Coleoptera: Buprestidae]
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

   



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