Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza stolonigena Hering, 1949
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makes unbranched parallel-sided galleries

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. Pupation may be external or internal (Warrington pers. comm).

Data: 14.vii.2012, Dunstaffnage, nr Oban, Argyll, VC98

Image:© Carl Farmer

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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