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

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Mniophila muscorum (Koch, 1803)
[Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae]


Haltica muscorum Koch, 1803.
Mniophila muscorum (Koch, 1803)


Life-style: Not a leafminer (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:

Scrophulariaceae        
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including Denbighshire, East Gloucestershire, Glamorgan, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Merionethshire, Mid-west Yorkshire, North Somerset, North-west Yorkshire, South Devon, West Kent and West Sussex (NBN Atlas).

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

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Digitalis purpurea

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Romania, Russia Central, Slovakia, Slovenia, ? Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine and Yugoslavia. Also recorded in Near East (Audisio in Fauna Europaea).

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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