home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | news | books
Phytomyza ranunculi (Schrank,1803)
< back


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

sponsored by Colin Plant Associates (UK) LLP/Consultant Entomologists