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Hydrellia griseola (Rice leafminer)

Synonyms: Hydrellia chinensis; Hydrellia communis; Hydrellia hypoleuca; Hydrellia obscuriceps; Hydrellia scapularis; Hydrellia sinica; Notiphila chrysostoma; Psilopa incerta

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Penhale Dunes 1535 England, United Kingdom    
River Wye/ Afon Gwy 5523 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Severn Estuary/ MĂ´r Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Alisma plantago-aquatica (European water plantain)[1]
Allium cepa (garden onion)[1]
Glyceria fluitans (water mannagrass)[2]
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (common frogbit)[1]
Lamium purpureum (purple deadnettle)[1]
Lemna minor (common duckweed)[1]
Nasturtium officinale (Water Cress)[1]
Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Silene flos-cuculi (ragged robin)[1]
Stellaria media (chickweed)[1]
Stratiotes aloides (Water Soldier)[1]
Typha latifolia (Reedmace)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip Butterfly)2
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)2
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose)2
Hydrellia mutata3
Pieris brassicae (Large White)2
Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (water lily aphid)4


Gerris gibbifer <Unverified Name>[2]
Gerris lacustris (Common Pond Skater)[2]
Gerris odontogaster <Unverified Name>[2]
Gerris thoracicus <Unverified Name>[2]
Pirata piraticus (Spider)[2]


widespread in U.S. and Canada, Europe;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Ecology of Commanster
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access