A detailed description of the species is found in Spencer (1973).
Wing length: 1.3 - 1.6 mm. The body coloration is highly variable. Legs are normally brownish striated (marbled) but several specimens have yellowish legs. Frontorbital bristles three or four, the anterior one can be much shorter than the others.
Male genitalia: Hypandrium large and thin; basal part of aedeagal apodeme almost straight; ejaculatory apodeme of intermediate size, rather broad; surstyli long and narrow generally with 1 apical spine. Gonites as in 'normal' Liriomyza; subapical part of distiphallus with long, narrow and strongly sclerotized area, terminal tubules of distiphallus well visible.