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


Cerodontha scutellaris (von Roser, 1840)
[Diptera: Agromyzidae]

Agromyza scutellaris von Roser, 1840. CorrespBl. würt. landw, Ver. Stuttg. (N.S.) 17(1): 63
Cerodontha (Butomyza) scutellaris (von Roser, 1840); Nowakowski, 1967. Polskie Pismo ent. 37: 637-8.
Cerodontha (Butomyza) scutellaris (von Roser, 1840); Nowakowski, 1972. Polskie Pismo ent. 42(4): 751-2
Cerodontha (Butomyza) scutellaris (von Roser, 1840); Nowakowski, 1973. Annales zoologici Warszawa 31: 149-50
Cerodontha (Butomyza) scutellaris (von Roser, 1840); Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 209-10, fig. 363
Cerodontha (Butomyza) scutellaris (von Roser, 1840); Spencer, 1990. Host specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 349.

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 and Ireland: Currently unknown.

Hosts elsewhere: Unconfirmed but probably Carex (Spencer, 1990: 349).

Time of year - larvae: August.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland: Added to British checklist by Cole (in Chandler, 1998: 137).

Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Fauna Europaea).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Germany, Denmark (Spencer, 1976: 210), Czech Republic, French mainland, Lithuania and Slovakia (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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