Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza ranunculi (Schrank,1803)
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makes a long upper surface white corridor

 

Food Plant: Ranunculus spp.(Buttercup), especially R.acris (Meadow Buttercup) and R.repens (Creeping Buttercup)

Mine: Several generations throughout the year

Notes: The frass, in the long upper-surface white corridor, look like strings of pearls. Pupation is external.

Data: 25.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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