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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Chromatomyia paraciliata Godfray, 1985
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]


Chromatomyia paraciliata Godfray, 1985. Entomologist's Gaz. 36: 46-50
Chromatomyia paraciliata Godfray, 1985; Spencer, 1990. Host specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 301, 305.
Phytomyuza paraciliata (Godfray, 1985): Winkler et al. 2009. Syst. ent. 34: 260-292.


Leaf-mine: Mine linear, long, frequently doubling back, initially on the underside, later chiefly on upper surface; frass in discrete grains; forming a loose string initially, later more irregular. Pupation in the mine (Godfray, 1985).

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).

White; posterior spiracles each with about 7 bulbs.

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Asteraceae        
Leucanthemum       Spencer, 1990: 305
Leucanthemum       Pitkin & Plant
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Godfray, 1985

? Leucanthemum

x superbum Shasta Daisy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Robbins, 1989: 25, as Chrysanthemum maximum

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - mines: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Southern England (Godfray, 1985), ? including Warwickshire (Robbins, 1989: 25).

Distribution elsewhere: Spanish mainland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

? Leucanthemum x superbum, Leucanthemum vulgare

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere:

Chalcidoidea   
Cyrtogaster vulgaris Walker, 1833 Pteromalidae: Pteromalinae


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Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
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