Urtica nettle

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a mine begins (usually in the centre of the leaf) with a number of close, intestine-like, loops; frass partly in a long thread; larva solitary: Agromyza anthracina

1b mine, usually at the leaf margin, without an intestine-like start; frass not in a thread; larvae generally communal => 2

1c galls, etc => Tables for all parasites per species

2a larva: the anterior arm of the cephalic skeleton two-coloured: frontal half dark brown, proximal part red brown: Agromyza reptans

2b this arm uniformly dark brown: Agromyza pseudoreptans

In Slovenia also Agromyza flaviceps has been reported from Urtica urens.

Not included in the key: Agromyza hiemalis; Cnephasia asseclana, lineata; Hypena proboscidalis.

mod 9.x.2017