Diptera: Anthomyiidae

Pegomya solennis (Meigen, 1856) < back | home

Food Plant: Dock species (Rumex), including R.acetosella (Sheep's sorrel)

Mine: Bivoltine, May to September

Pupa: External to the mine. The pupa has anterior and posterior spiracles

Notes: A common miner. The mine starts as a short corridor on the lower surface and then becomes a large upper surface blotch. Several larvae can mine together.

In Sheep's sorrel the whole leaf becomes mined. Adult emerged from pupa (as shown)  06.ix.2004 and confirmed by Michael Ackland from the gen det. (Further details)

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 13.v.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12