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Phytomyza stolonigena Hering, 1949
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the larva mines in the petiole and then into the leaf blade


Food Plant: Ranunculus repens (Creeping buttercup)

Mine: July - October

Notes: The larva lives in the petiole and makes parallel-sided galleries in the leaf blade, which are little branched (as shown). the galleries are almost full depth. Little recorded in the UK, but widespread in Europe

Data: 14.vii.2012, Dunstaffnage, nr Oban, Argyll, VC98

Image:© Carl Farmer


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