Tag Archives: Minettia

Fellow Leaf Mine Enthusiasts

The other day I went out to pick some spinach for breakfast, and I noticed this fly resting on one of the leaves: This is a lauxaniid fly in theĀ Minettia obscura species group, which I recognize mostly by the orange-tinted … Continue reading

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Things To Look For This Spring, Part 2

Another thing on my wish list for this spring is a leaf-mining lauxaniid fly larva. The Lauxaniidae are very common flies, with over 150 species occurring in North America, yet as far as I know there are no common names … Continue reading

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