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


RUBIA. Madders. [Rubiaceae]

Two species of Rubia, the native Wild Madder (R. peregrina) and the introduced Madder (R. tinctorum) are recorded in Britain.

Only one miner is recorded on Rubia.

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

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

1 > Leaf-miner: A narrow linear mine which may largely fill small leaves and produce a secondary blotch. Puparium orange

On Galium, but not yet on Rubia, in Britain and additional genera of Lamiaceae elsewhere. Widespread in Britain and continental Europe.

Galiomyza morio (Brischke, 1880) [Diptera: Agromyzidae].

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