Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza vitalbae Kaltenbach, 1872
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the mine usually discolours

 

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

Mine: June-September

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

Image:© Malcom Storey

 

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