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Phytomyza vitalbae Kaltenbach, 1872
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the exit slit is at the left end of the mine



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

Mine: June-September

Notes: The larva forms a long narrow upper surface mine. Most mines start close to the leaf tip. The larva exits through a slit (shown above at the left end of the gallery). Pupation is external and the puparium pale brown - having posterior spiracles each with an ellipse of 10 bulbs. Mine shown is on C.vitalbae.

Data: 02.vii.2005, Noar Hill, Selbourne, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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