Becker, 1907. Z. syst. Hymenopt. Dipterol. 7: 406
Phytomyza secalina Hering, 1925b. Zeitschrift für
Morphologie und Ökologie der Tiere. [A] 4: 520
Domomyza intermittens Becker, 1907; Hendel, 1931. Fliegen
palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 126
Agromyza intermittens (Becker, 1907); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 30, 31, 33, 124
Agromyza intermittens (Becker, 1907); Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 115-6, fig. 187
Agromyza intermittens (Becker, 1907); Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 355, 356,
360 (fig. 1350), 361.
corridor, starting not far from the base of the blade, running upwards.
Frass deliquescent, only few grains recognisable, mine greenish.
Larva solitary. Pupation outside the mine (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 Darvas and Papp (1985)
and Darvas, Skuhravá and Andersen (2000). Mandibles each with 2 heavy teeth, front spiraculum with 11-14, rear spiraculum with 3 bulbs. The bulbs of the rear spiracula are elongated and S-shaped (d'Aguilar, Chambon and Touber, 1976a; Hering, 1957a, 1962a; Spencer, 1973b) (Bladmineerders van Europa).
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).
Entirely reddish-brown; posterior spiracles each with 3 bulbs (Spencer,
Uniformly reddish brown, rear spiracula on low protuberances, separated by their own diameter (d'Aguilar, Chambon and Touber, 1976a; Hering, 1957a, 1962a; Spencer, 1973b) (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: England including Oxford (Oxford),
Cambridge (Chippenham Fen) and Huntingdonshire (Woodwalton Fen)
(Spencer, 1972b: 33) and
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Denmark
(Spencer, 1976: 115), The
Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Germany (Spencer,
1976: 546), Belarus, Canary Is., Czech Republic, Estonia, European
Turkey, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia,
Spanish mainland and Yugoslavia (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
recorded in Tunisia (Spencer,
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.