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


NARCISSUS. Daffodils and Narcissus. [Amaryllidaceae]

Ten species of Narcissus are recorded in Britain. These included the native Daffodil (N. pseudonarcissus) and the introduced Hoop-petticoat Daffodil (N. bulbocodium), Cyclamen-flowered Daffodil (N. cyclamineus), Lesser Daffodil (N. minor), Paper-white Daffodil (N. papyraceus), Pheasant's-eye Daffodil (N. poeticus), Bunch-flowered Daffodil (N. tazetta) and Angel's-tears (Narcissus triandrus).

Only one British miner is recorded on Narcissus.

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

Wild Daffodil - Narcissus pseudonarcissus. Image: © Brian Pitkin
Narcissus pseudonarcissus

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

1 > Leaf-miner: Irregular gallery; sometimes damage to the bulbs; pupation (externally?) at the base of the plant..

On Narcissus. Widespread in England and continental Europe.

Norellia spinipes (Meigen, 1826) [Diptera: Scathophagidae]

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