Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza ranunculi (Schrank,1803)
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pupae

 

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. Pupa of P.ranunculi is shown (left), with the pupa of P.stolonigena (right)

Data: 01.iii.2017, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

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