Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza fallaciosa Brischke, 1880
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pupa

 

Food Plant: Ranunculus spp. (Buttercup), R.acris (Meadow Buttercup), R.bulbosus (Bulbous Buttercup), R.repens (Creeping Buttercup)

Mine: early Summer and Atumn

Notes: The mine appears as a dark brown blotch at the apex of the leaf (as shown), superficially resembling a diseased part of a leaf, with the frass being partly in strings. Pupation is in the leaf, usually at a distance from the mine. The pupa is shown.

Data: 11.xi.2016, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

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