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


DESMODIUM. Slender Tick-trefoil. [Fabaceae]

Only one species of Desmodium is recorded in Britain, the introduced Slender Tick-trefoil (D. varians).

No British miners have been recorded on Desmodium.

Elsewhere the agromyzid Liriomyza sativae is recorded mining Desmodium. See also Liriomyza species in Glasshouses and/or Quarantine Interceptions.

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