pulla Meigen, 1830. Syst. Beschr. 6: 180
Agromyza pulla Meigen, 1830; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 37 (fig. 115), 41, 117
Agromyza pulla Meigen, 1830; Spencer, 1990. Host specialization
in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 113, 138 (fig. 525),
initially linear mine, which later develops into a blotch (Spencer, 1972b: 37 (fig. 115), 41).
hook-shaped corridor mine. The corridor begins close to the base
of a leaflet, runs along the margin to the tip, then redescends
along the midrib while widening quickly. Frass in the first part
in fine grains, later in lumps (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 (1937).
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).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: June-August.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in southern
Britain including Middlesex (Scratch Wood), Oxford (Blaydon) (Spencer, 1972b: 41) and Warwickshire (Earlsdon, Coventry) (Robbins,
1991: 42). (NBN
Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Germany (Bladmineerders van Europa), Austria, Czech Republic, French mainland, Poland,
Slovakia and Spanish mainland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: