lappae (Loew, 1850)
lappae Loew, 1850. Stettin. ent. Ztg. 11: 380
Melanagromyza lappae (Loew, 1850); Hendel, 1931. Fliegen
palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 167
Melanagromyza multiseta Rydén, 1949. Opusc. ent.
14: 87. [Synonymised by Spencer, 1966a: 26]
Melanagromyza nitens Rohdendorf-Holmanova, 1958. Ent.
Obozr. 38: 384. [Synonymised by Spencer, 1966a: 26]
Melanagromyza multiseta Rydén, 1949; Spencer, 1966.
Beitr. Ent. 16: 26
Melanagromyza lappae (Loew, 1850); Spencer, 1966a. Beitr.
Ent. 16: 18, 26
Melanagromyza lappae (Loew, 1850); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 18 (fig. 25), 20, 111
Melanagromyza lappae (Loew, 1850); Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 51-2, figs 43-5
Melanagromyza lappae (Loew, 1850); Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera): 251, 252
(fig. 940), 253.
Internal stem-borer. 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 grey; posterior spiracles adjoining, each process with 16-22
bulbs around the strong central horn (Spencer, 1972b: 20).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Middlesex (Scratch Wood), Buckinghamshire
(Sarratt), Hertfordshire (Barnet), Denbighshire (Cefn-y-bedd) and Dunbarton
(Bonhill) (Spencer, 1972b:
20); Cambridgeshire (VC29), Cheshire (VC58), Denbighshire (VC50), Flintshire ans Surrey
elsewhere: Common and Widespread in continental Europe including Denmark,
Finland (Spencer, 1976: 52)
and Germany (Spencer, 1976:
542; Dempewolf (2001: 86),
Azores, Czech Republic, Estonia, French mainland, Hungary, Lithuania,
Poland, Romania, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands
(Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
extending eastwards to the [former] U.S.S.R. (Spencer,
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: