angeliciphaga Spencer, 1969
Spencer, 1969c. Beitr. Ent. 19: 10
Melanagromyza angeliciphaga Spencer, 1969c; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 17, 18 (figs 26-7),
20, 120, 121
Melanagromyza angeliciphaga Spencer, 1969c; Spencer, 1976.
Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 46-7, figs 26-7.
Melanagromyza angeliciphaga Spencer, 1969c; Spencer, 1990.
Host specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera)
: 160, 162 (figs 583-5), 177, 178.
Larva boring in stem. Pupation internal (Spencer, 1972b: 20).
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:
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).
Whitish yellow or straw-coloured; posterior spiracular processes
black, strongly chitinised, adjoining, each process with an ellipse
of 16-18 bulbs around the strong central horn (Spencer, 1972: 18,
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in south. Surrey
(Bookham and Box Hill), Middlesex (Scratch Wood), Buckinghamshire
(Sarratt), Huntingdonshire (Woodwalton Fen), Glamorgan (Spencer, 1972b: 20); Cambridgeshire (VC29), Glamorganshire (VC41), North Hampshire (VC12), Surrey
and West Gloucestershire
elsewhere: Germany, Denmark (Spencer,
1976: 46), Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia,
Spanish mainland, Sweden and The Netherlands (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.