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


Agromyza bicaudata (Hendel, 1920)
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]

Domomyza bicaudata Hendel, 1920. Arch Nautrgesch. 84A(7)(1918): 123
Domomyza bicaudata Hendel, 1920; Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 109
Agromyza bicaudata (Hendel, 1920); Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 99-100, figs 147-8
Agromyza bicaudata (Hendel, 1920); Spencer, 1990. Host specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 133, 353, 358 (figs 1333-4).

Lifestyle: 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: Currently unknown.

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland: Added to the British checklist by Henshaw in Chandler, 1998: 135). (NBN Atlas).

Distribution elsewhere: Known from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Finland, the southern part of the [former] U.S.S.R. (Spencer, 1976: 99; Spencer, 1990: 357), Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia (Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Host species unknown

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

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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