sativae Spencer, 1957
sativae Spencer, 1957e. Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)
Melanagromyza torilidis Spencer, 1957e. Proc. R. ent.
Soc. Lond. (B) 26: 182
Melanagromyza sativae Spencer, 1957e; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. X 5(g): 16 (fig. 21), 19, 120, 121
Melanagromyza sativae Spencer, 1957e; Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 160, 163,
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).
Posterior spiracular processes black, separated by own diameter,
each with an ellipse of 14 (or slightly fewer) bulbs around the
central horn (Spencer, 1972b:
16 (fig. 21), 19).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Local. Surrey (Betchworth, Bookham)
and Suffolk (Newmarket) (Spencer, 1972b: 19).
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania
and Slovakia (Martinez, 200 in Fauna Europaea).
recorded in Northern Iran (Spencer,
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