Phytomyza ilicis (Curtis, 1846) < back | home

Food Plant: Ilex (Holly)

Mine: Univoltine - Summer to Spring

Pupa: The pupa forms inside the mine (as shown). Note the spiracles projecting through the upper leaf surface.

Notes: Initially in mid-rib then upper surface blotch. Only miner on Holly. Widespread throughout.

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 06.ii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12