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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Pseudonapomyza europaea Spencer, 1973
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]


Pseudonapomyza europaea Spencer, 1973a. Agromyzidae (Diptera) of economic importance : 270.


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).

Comments: Pseudonapomyza europaea is treated as a junior synonym of Pseudonapomyza atra in Bladmineerders van Europa.

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: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Added to British checklist by McLean and Henshaw in Chandler, 1998.

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Belgium (Scheirs, de Bruyn and von Tschirnhaus, 1995). Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, French mainland, Germany. Hungary, Italian mainland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Yugoslavia (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Host species unknown

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.



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