The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Phytomyza ferina Spencer, 1971
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]


Phytomyza ferina Spencer, 1971a. Entomologist's Gaz. 22: 182
Phytomyza ferina Spencer, 1971a; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 86 (fig. 287), 88.


Lifestyle: Unknown.

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).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland: Currently unknown.

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown. Not included in Spencer (1990).

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: May.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Hampshire (Stockbridge) (Spencer, 1972b: 88).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Host species unknown

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Unknown.



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