filipendulae Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1):
107, figs 166-168
Agromyza filipendulae Spencer, 1976; Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 102, 104,
105 (figs 369-70).
long linear mine, never widening into a blotch at end (Spencer,
1976: 107-8, fig. 167).
upper-surface corridor. Many straight stretches, often along the
midrib. Frass in discrete grains, here and there in thread fragments,
but never in pearl strings. Pupation outside the mine (Bladmineerders van Europa).
A long straight mine, which is sometimes branched. Found in the upper leaf surface (British
Larva: The larvae of flies are leg-less maggots without a head capsule (see examples). They never have thoracic or abdominal legs. They do not have chewing mouthparts, although they do have a characteristic cephalo-pharyngeal skeleton (see examples), usually visible internally through the body wall.
The larva is described by Dempewolf (2001:
Puparium: The puparia of flies are formed within the hardened last larval skin or puparium and as a result sheaths enclosing head appendages, wings and legs are not visible externally (see examples).
Reddish-brown. Posterior spiracles each with 3 bulbs (Spencer,
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: July.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Warwickshire (Coventry) (Robbins,
1991: 49), Cambridgeshire (VC29), Mid-west Yorkshire (VC64), North Wiltshire
and South Wiltshire (NBN
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Norway,
Germany, Poland, Russia and almost certainly Denmark, Finland and
Sweden (Spencer, 1976: 108,
546), The Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Czech Republic, French mainland, Latvia, Lithuania
(Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.