Spencer, K.A., 1972
Dichotomous key to the adults, with species entries which describe the host(s), mine and immature stages. Tabulation of host plants at the back, each with the list of recorded Agromyzids and whereabouts in the plant the larva feeds.
Can be downloaded from the Royal Entomological Society website.
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|Comments and Corrigenda
||Fig 6 presented as Hexomyza simplicoides (aedeagus, ventral view) is reused as H. cecidogena in Spencer 1976!
||Covers the 313 British species known at the time.
||360 line drawings of mines and diagnostic features accompany the text.
||Under a Stereo Microscope (also useful to examine under a Compound Microscope).
||Dry specimens, male genitalia preps very useful.
Mines with puparia or pupal exuviae are also usually identifiable. Mines with larvae need rearing, at least to pupation, for confirmation but are often parasitised by chalcids or tiny ichneumon wasps.
||Adults can be challenging.
Mines with puparia usually straightforward, although some spiracle characters require a good stereo microscope.