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Plants: Ranunculaceae
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This list was complied from primary sources such as the Hosts of the British leaf-mining insect fauna by Pitkin and Plant and the Host plant genera of the British Agromyzidae by Warrington. Other sources include published data and the Leafminers and plant galls of Europe website.
Please notify Colin Plant or Rob Edmunds of any additions, alterations or corrections


Ranunculus species (buttercups):

Dip: Phytomyza nigritula, Ctenosciara hyalipennis
Hym: Pseudodineura fuscula
Lep: Cnephasia asseclana, Cnephasia incertana

Recorded Elsewhere:

Col: Orthochaetes insignis
Phytomyza albipennis, Phytomyza caulinaris, Phytomyza clematidis, Phytomyza enigmoides, Phytomyza evanescens, Phytomyza ranunculicola

Ranunculus acris (Meadow Buttercup):

Dip: Ophiomyia ranunculicaulis, Phytomyza fallaciosa, Phytomyza notata, Phytomyza ranunculi, Phytomyza nigritula, Phytomyza ranunculivora, Phytomyza rydeni

Ranunculus ficaria (Lesser Celandine):

Dip: Phytomyza ranunculi

Ranunculus flammula (Lesser Spearwort):

Dip: Phytomyza ranunculi

Ranunculus lanuginosus (Wooly Buttercup):

Dip: Phytomyza nigritula

Ranunculus lingua (Greater Spearwort):

Dip: Phytomyza ranunculi

Ranunculus repens (Creeping Buttercup):

Dip: Phytomyza fallaciosa, Phytomyza notata,Phytomyza nigritula, Phytomyza ranunculi, Phytomyza ranunculivora, Phytomyza stolonigena


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