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


MORMORDICA. Balsam-pear. [Cucurbitaceae]

Only one species of Momordica is recorded in Britain, the introduced Balsam-pear (M. charantia).

No British miner is recorded on Momordica in Britain.

Elsewhere the agromyzid Liriomyza trifolii is recorded mining Momordica. See also Liriomyza species in Glasshouses and/or Quarantine Interceptions.

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