Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza fallaciosa Brischke, 1880
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mine froms at the leaf tip and the leaf turns brown

Food Plant: Ranunculus spp. (Buttercup), R.acris (Meadow Buttercup), R.bulbosus (Bulbous Buttercup), R.repens (Creeping Buttercup)

Mine: early Summer and Atumn

Notes: The mine appears as a dark brown blotch at the apex of the leaf (as shown), superficially resembling a diseased part of a leaf, with the frass being partly in strings. Pupation is in the leaf, usually at a distance from the mine (the puparium is shown to the left of the mine).

Data: 06.vi.2010, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, East Sussex, VC 14

Image:© Keith Palmer

References:
Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London.

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