lucida Hendel, 1920. Arch. Naturgesch. 84A(7)(1828):
Agromyza airae Karl, 1926. Stettin. ent. Ztg. 87:
Agromyza lucida Hendel, 1920; Griffiths, 1963b. Tijdschr.
Ent. 106: 133
Agromyza lucida Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 34 (fig. 98), 39, 123
Agromyza lucida Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent.
Scand. 5(1): 119-120, figs 197-200.
Agromyza lucida Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1990. Host specialization
in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 354, 355, 359, 361, 364.
either singly or several in leaf, then forming large blotch-mine,
feeding first up and then down the leaf. Pupation external (Spencer,
upper-surface corridor, without full-depth sections, starting high
in the leaf. Initially the corridor runs up, but soon it changes
direction, quickly widening. In Deschampsia generally one
mine per leaf, occupying its entire width; in Glyceria there
mostly are serveral mines that merge in the end. Pupation outside
the mine; the puparium often sticks to the leaf (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 Griffiths (1963)
and in Bladmineerders van Europa. Mandibles with three teeth (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).
Black or dark red, frequently adhering to the leaf near end of mine;
posterior spiracles each with 3 bulbs (Spencer,
Black or dark brown (Karl, 1926a) (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Records on Elytrigia (as Agropyron), Bromus and Holcus given by Hering
(1957a) are considered doubtful by Griffiths (Spencer,
1990) and represent other Agromyza species.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: July-September.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including
Surrey (Ash Vale), Cambridge (Chippenham Fen) (Spencer, 1972b: 39), Warwickshire (Leamington Spa) (Robbins,
1991: 135) and Dunbarton (Bonhill) (Spencer, 1972b: 39). Also
recorded in the Republic of Ireland: Co. Clare (Spencer, 1972b: 39). (NBN Atlas).
Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including
Holland, Germany, Austria, [former] Czechoslovakia, Poland, Russia
(Spencer, 1976: 119), The
Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Finland, French mainland, Italian mainland, Lithuania,
Slovakia, Spanish mainland and Sweden (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
recorded in Canada (Ontario) (Spencer,
1969a: 47; Spencer, 1990).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: