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Phytomyza stolonigena Hering, 1949
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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. 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


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