cicerina (Rondani, 1875)
cicerina Rondani, 1875. Bull. Soc. ent. ital. 7:
Agromyza cicerina Rondani, 1875; Hendel, 1931. Fliegen
palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 212
Liriomyza trichophthalma Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt.
Reg. 6(2): 253. [Synonymised by Spencer, 1976: 240]
Liriomyza cicerina (Rondani, 1875); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 52
Agromyza cicerina Rondani, 1875; Spencer, 1973a. Agromyzidae
(Diptera) of Economic Importance. Series Ent. 9: 90
Liriomyza cicerina (Rondani, 1875); Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 240, figs 411-6.
Liriomyza cicerina (Rondani, 1875); Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g)112, 125, 131, 132 (figs 487-8),
An upper or lower surface shallow winding linear mine, which may
develop into a secondary blotch. Pupation external (Spencer,
or lower-surface, greenish or whitish corridor, sometimes a blotch.
The corridor does not widen much and is not associated with the
midrib. Frass in conspicuous thread fragments, alternating along
the sides of the corridor. Pupation outside the mine (Bladmineerders van Europa).
The mine is also illustrated in British Leafminers.
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 (1925, as ononidis);
posterior spiracles with 7-9 bulbs. The larva is illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa.
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).
Orange; posterior spiracles each with 7-9 bulbs (Spencer,
1976: 240). The puparium is illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: July, October.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Kent (Otford and Wrotham), Surrey
(Box Hill) (Spencer, 1972b:
52), Warwickshire (Keresley) (Robbins,
1991: 44); Glamorganshire (VC41) and South Wiltshire (NBN
Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Denmark, Sweden (Spencer,
1976: 240), [former] Yugoslavia (Spencer,
1990), The Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Germany (Spencer,
1976: 558), ? Albania, Austria, Czech Republic, European Turkey,
French mainland, Greek mainland, Italian mainland, Lithuania, Poland,
Portuguese mainland, Romania, Slovakia, Spanish mainland and Yugoslavia
(Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: