Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza nigritula Zetterstedt, 1838
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Food Plant: Ranunculus acris (Meadow Buttercup), R.lanuginosus (Wooly Buttercup), R.repens (Creeping Buttercup)

Mine: Autumn

Notes: The larva initially forms a primary surface stem mine, then mines internally in the stem. Pupariation is in the stem (as shown, close to the basal part of the stem in R.acris). The adult was bred to confirm identity. Formerly Napomyza nigritula; Phytomyza cineracea.

Data: viii.2018, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

Recording Grade: 5

References:
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire

Spencer, KA (1972) -Diptera, Agromyzidae; Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, 10
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark

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