Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza ranunculi (Schrank,1803)
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frass is in pearl strings

Food Plant: Ranunculus spp.(Buttercup), especially R.acris (Meadow Buttercup) and R.repens (Creeping Buttercup)

Mine: Several generations throughout the year

Notes: The frass, in the long upper-surface white corridor, look like strings of pearls. P.ranunculivora makes similar long linear mines but in this species the frass grains are separate. Pupation is external.

Data: 17.x.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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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