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

N.B. Links to the latest version of 'Leafminers and plant galls of Europe' are being edited

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Apteropeda globosa (Illiger, 1794)
[Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae]


Altica globosa Illiger, 1794
Apteropeda globosa
(Illiger, 1794).


Leaf-miner: Rather long corridor winding through the leaf, regularly crossing itself. The corridor later widenes considerably. Frass normally in a narrow central line, but may also lie along the side, or be absent. The larva regularly leaves a mine and restarts elsewhere (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Larva: The larvae of beetles have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles and lack abdominal legs (see examples).

Pupa: The pupae of beetles have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Lamiaceae        
Lamiastrum galeobdolon Yellow Archangel British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant
Lamium album White Dead-nettle British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant

Hosts elsewhere:

Lamiaceae        
Ajuga reptans Bugle British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Clinopodium vulgare Wild Basil British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Lamiastrum galeobdolon Yellow Archangel British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al.

Bladmineerders van Europa, as Galeobdolon luteum

Lamium       Bladmineerders van Europa
Prunella       Bladmineerders van Europa
Stachys       Bladmineerders van Europa
Teucrium       Bladmineerders van Europa
Plantaginaceae        
Plantago major Greater Plantain British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Scrophulariaceae        
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Veronica longifolia Garden Speedwell British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including Anglesey, Berkshire, Breconshire, Caernarvonshire, Cumberland, Dumfrieshire, East Cornwall, East Gloucestershire, East Kent, East Sussex, Glamorgan, Huntingdonshire, Mid-west Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Radnorshire, Shropshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Gloucestershire, West Kent, West Norfolk, and Westmorland (NBN Atlas).

Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Audisio in Fauna Europaea) and in Ireland (InvertebrateIreland Online).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, French mainland, Germany, Italian mainland, Luxembourg, Poland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spanish mainland, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Ukraine (Audisio in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Ajuga reptans, Clinopodium vulgare, Lamiastrum galeobdolon, Lamium album, Plantago major, Veronica chamaedrys, Veronica longifolia

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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