Chromatomyia aprilina

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Chromatomyia aprilina
The leaf mine of Chromatomyia aprilina on Lonicera periclymenum.JPG
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C. aprilina
Binomial name
Chromatomyia aprilina
Goureau 1851

This is a small fly whose larvae creates a mine in the leaves of Lonicera periclymenum and other closely related species, including Symphoricarpos albus.[1] The mine is initially star-shaped, but as the larvae grows the tunnels become straighter. This species is widespread and probably common throughout western Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chromatomyia aprilina [Diptera: Agromyzidae] in Leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects". www.ukflymines.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-28.