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Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere, 1924)
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forms dark green mines with the exit hole upper surface


Food Plant: Lonicera etrusca (Etruscan Honeysuckle), L. xylosteum (Fly Honeysuckle), Symphoriocarpos albus (Snowberry), Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle). In Europe it is mostly found on L.xylosteum

Mine: June - July; August

Notes: A dark green cryptic mine which does not appreciably widen. The frass pattern can appear as a chevron shape. The larva exits to pupate through the upper epidermis. First discovered in the UK in 2007. Widely distributed in South and Central England.

Data: 17.vi.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 1

Edmunds & Ellis, 2008, Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere, 1924) Dip:Agromyzidae): new to Great Britain – Ent Rec J Var 120:21-24
Hering, 1957, Bestimmunstabellen der Blattminen von Europa
Homan, 2013, the distribution and phenology of Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere)(Diptera, Agromyzidae) – Dipterists Digest 20:100-102
Homan, 2015, Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere, 1924) Dip:Agromyzidae) and Leycesteria Formosa (Wall.) – Ent Rec J Var 127:44
Palmer, 2008, More records of Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere) (Dip:Agromyzidae) Ent Rec J Var 120:188-189

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