Hendel, 1920. Arch. Naturgesch. 84A(7)(1918): 121
Agromyza flavipennis Hendel, 1920; Hendel, 1931. Fliegen
palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 118
Agromyza flavipennis Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 36 (fig. 105), 39, 116
Agromyza flavipennis Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 109-110, figs 171-2
Agromyza flavipennis Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 204, 205,
206 (fig. 761).
blotch-mine invariably adjoining margin of leaf (Spencer,
1976: 110, fig. 105).
yet rather deep, therefore quite transparent, blotch, always along
the leaf margin, generally in the distal half of the leaf. The blotch
is preceded by a short and broad corridor, most of the time overrun
later. Four to eight larvae may co-occur in a leaf. Pupation outside
the mine, exit slit in lower epidermis (Bladmineerders van Europa).
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 de Meijere (1925).
Posterior spiracles each with 3 bulbs (Spencer,
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 or reddish-orange (Spencer,
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines:
Larvae in May-early June, in a single generation (Bladmineerders van Europa).
of year - adults: May.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Uncommon. Buckinghamshire (Slough),
Surrey (Bookham) (Spencer, 1972b:
39), Warwickshire (Bodymoor Heath) (Robbins,
1991: 102), Buckinghamshire (VC24), Middlesex (VC21), Surrey and West Kent
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Sweden
(Spencer, 1976: 109), The
Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Germany (Spencer,
1976: 546), Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, French
mainland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: