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Phytomyza paraciliata (Godfray, 1985)
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Food Plant: Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye Daisy)

Egg: laid under the leaf


Notes: The mine is long and linear, which frequently doubles back,. Initially it is lower surface but then chiefly becomes upper surface. The granular frass forms loose strings initially but then is irregular with widely dispersed frass. Pupariation is within the mine, with a white puparium being formed, about 2.3 mm long. The mines are not distinguishable on this host from those of Chromatomyia horticola and C.syngenesiae. First described by Godfray (1985).



Recording Grade:5

Godfray HCJ (1985), Chromatomyia paraciliata sp. n. (Diptera: Agromyzidae), a leafminer of Leucanthemum vulgare from southern England. – Entomologist’s Gazette 36: 47-50.

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