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


TUBERARIA. Spotted Rock-rose. [Cistaceae]

One species of Tuberaria is recorded in Britain.

Only one British miner is recorded on Tuberaria.

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

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

1 > Leaf-miner and case-bearer: The larva builds a case from leaf fragments, adding sections as it grows, creating a long narrow and distinctive case. A large, composite leaf case of 10-15 mm length, the fully developed case consisting the three succesive leaf fragments. Case light brown, bivalved; mouth angle c. 45°.

On Helianthemum nummularium in Britain and Helianthemum nummularium and guttata elsewhere. Locally distributed mainly in the southern counties of England and Wales. Widespread in continental Europe.

Coleophora ochrea (Haworth, 1828) [Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae].

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