The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Amauromyza luteiceps (Hendel, 1920)
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]

Dizygomyza luteiceps Hendel, 1920. Arch. Naturgesch. 84A(7) (1918): 133
Dizygomyza luteiceps Hendel, 1920; Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 34
Amauromyza luteiceps (Hendel, 1920); Spencer, 1969b. Beitr. Ent. 19 (2): 13-4
Amauromyza luteiceps (Hendel, 1920); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 45
Amauromyza (Cephalomyza) luteiceps (Hendel, 1920); Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 160-1, fig. 291.
Amauromyza luteiceps (Hendel, 1920); Spencer, 1990. Host specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 62, 64, 204.


Stem-borer: Details unknown.

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 (2001:102).

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: Currently unknown.

Hosts elsewhere:

Chenopodiaceae        
Atriplex       Spencer, 1990: 63
Atriplex hastata     Dempewolf, 2001:102

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: July.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Suffolk (Chillesford) (Spencer, 1972b: 45), East Kent, Glamorgan, West Kent, and West Suffolk (NBN Atlas).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread but uncommon in Europe (Spencer, 1972b: 45; Spencer, 1990: 64) including Germany, Holland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Russia (Spencer, 1976: 161), Belgium, Czech Republic, European Turkey, French mainland and The Netherlands (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Atriplex hastata

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.



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