orbiculata (Hendel, 1931)
orbiculata Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt. Reg. 6(2):
Melanagromyza hexachaeta Hendel, 1931. Fliegen palaearkt.
Reg. 6(2): 166. [Synonymised by Spencer, 1964: 799]
Melanagromyza nostradamus Hering, 1933. Konowia.
12: 39. [Synonymised by Spencer, 1964: 799]
Melanagromyza paracelsus Hering, 1933. Konowia.
12: 40. [Synonymised by Spencer, 1966: 53]
Melanagromyza cagliostro Rohdendorf-Holmanova, 1958. Rev.
Ent. U.S.S.R. 37: 385. [Synonymised by Spencer, 1964:
Ophiomyia orbiculata (Hendel, 1931); Spencer, 1964a. Beitr.
Ent. 14: 799
Ophiomyia orbiculata (Hendel, 1931); Spencer, 1966. Beitr.
Ent. 16: 53
Ophiomyia orbiculata (Hendel, 1931); Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 21 (figs 35-6), 25, 117, 118
Ophiomyia orbiculata (Hendel, 1931); Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 72-3, figs 89-90
Ophiomyia orbiculata (Hendel, 1931); Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 112, 127,
128 (figs 454-5), 140, 163, 178.
external stem mine. Pupation in the stem, near or even below ground
level, with the anterior spiracles projecting through the epidermis
(Spencer, 1976: 72-3).
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).
Reddish-brown; posterior spiracles widely separated, each having
17-22 bulbs (Spencer, 1972b:
21 (fig. 36), 25; Spencer, 1976:
72, 73 (fig. 90).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: June-July.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in south. Middlesex
(Scratch Wood), Hertfordshire (Potters Bar), Cambridgeshire (Snailwell),
Suffolk (Orford) (Spencer, 1972b:
25) and Warwickshire (Coventry) (Robbins,
1991: 47); East Sussex and Glamorgan (NBN
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elsewhere: Widespread in much of Europe including Denmark, Finland,
Norway, Sweden, Hungary, [former] Yugoslavia, the [former] U.S.S.R.
(Spencer, 1976: 72), Germany
(Spencer, 1976: 542), Austria,
Belarus, Czech republic, European Turkey, French mainland, Lithuania,
Poland, Slovakia, Spanish mainland and Yugoslavia (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
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