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


CERATOCHLOA. Bromes. [Poaceae]

Five species of Ceratochloa are recorded in Britain. All are introduced.

Only one British miner is recorded on Ceratochloa.

Nearly 100 British miners or possible miners are recorded on grasses in Britain.

A key to the European miners recorded on Ceratochloa is provided in Bladmineerders van Europa.

It is recommended that adults of all miners on grasses be reared to be certain of their identity.

Key for the identification of the known mines of British
insects (Diptera and non-Diptera) recorded on Ceratochloa

1# > Leaf-miner: Details of mine and larva unknown. Because the adult fly closely resembles that of A. nigrella, possibly this applies as well to mine and larvae. Puparium dark brown

On Bromopsis and Ceratochloa, in Britain and Bromus and Bromopsis elsewhere. Widespread in Britain. Also recorded from Europe.

Agromyza bromi Spencer, 1926 [Diptera: Agromyzidae].

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