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.
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.
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
Xenophytomyza species 'must be grass-feeders' (Spencer,
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including
Denbighshire (Cefn-y-bedd) (Spencer, 1972b); Carmarthenshire (VC44), East Kent (VC15), Glamorganshire (VC41), Huntingdonshire (VC31),
North Somerset (VC6), Northamptonshire (VC32), Stafford and West Kent (NBN
recorded in the Republic of Ireland: Co. Clare (Spencer, 1972b: 106).
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Denmark,
Finland. Sweden (Spencer, 1976:
182), Germany (Spencer, 1976:
550), Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, French mainland, Hungary,
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spanish mainland, Switzerland
and Yugoslavia (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.