Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza vitalbae Kaltenbach, 1872
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exit is lower surface

 

Food Plant: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup), Clematis and C. vitalba (Traveller's Joy)

Mine: June-September

Notes: The initial mine is lower surface (as shown), then the larva forms a long narrow upper surface mine. Most mines start close to the leaf tip. The larva exits through a slit (as shown). Pupation is external and the puparium pale brown - having posterior spiracles each with an ellipse of 10 bulbs. Mine shown is on Clematis sp.

Data: 26.x.2014, Mol, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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