Griffiths, 1973b. Entomologist's Gaz. 24(4): 307
Paraphytomyza lonicerae (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851); Spencer,
1972. Handbk ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 64-5. [Misidentification.]
Paraphytomyza cornigera Griffiths, 1973b; Spencer, 1990.
Host specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera)
: 238, 239 (fig. 895-6), 240, 242
Aulagromyza cornigera (Griffiths, 1973).
long white mine. Pupation external (Spencer, 1972b: 62 (fig. 209), 65, as lonicerae).
widening, upper-surface, unbranched corridor; its first section
usually follows the leaf margin for some distance. Pupation outside
the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Leaf mine is formed in the young tender leaf. Larva forming long white mine which widens (British
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.
Posterior spiracles with a distinctive horn-like
process within the ellipse of bulbs (Spencer, 1972b: 65, as lonicerae). The larvae are described Griffiths (1973), Dempewolf (2001:
166) and illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa.
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).
Posterior spiracles with a distinctive horn-like process within
the ellipse of bulbs (Spencer, 1972b: 65, as lonicerae). The puparium is illustrated
in Bladmineerders van Europa.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: May-June.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Warwickshire (Exhall, Hartshill and
Alvecote) (Robbins, 1991:
106-7) and Hampshire (Fleet) (British
leafminers); Glamorganshire (VC41), Shropshire (VC40), Stafford and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
See also Ireland's NDBC interactive map.
elsewhere: The Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Germany (Dempewolf,
2001: 166), French mainland, Poland and Spanish mainland (Martinez
in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: