Agromyzidae Recording Scheme

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The National Agromyzidae Recording Scheme covers leaf-mining flies, and aims to gain a greater understanding of this little-recorded family in terms of life-style habits, population and distribution trends. The scheme aims to collate historic and current data from Local Record Centres, wildlife organisations and individuals (both amateur and professional).

Promoting and generating a greater awareness of this family of flies with naturalists and the general public alike is an important goal. Long-term, the scheme aims to be in a position whereby producing an accurate Agromyzidae atlas is achievable.

The recording scheme has its own website at The website contains a huge amount of information on finding and identifying agromyzid mines and flies, and has links to all the scheme newsletters and many other resources.

The scheme organiser is Barry Warrington, who is happy to examine specimens of adult flies. Records of leaf-mines (with photos please) can be added to iRecord.

The Agromyzidae Recording Scheme was introduced in DF Bulletin 83 p5.