Phytomyza lappae - Phytomyza lappae

Alt Name
Leaf mine
Description

The leaf mine caused by the larva is more commonly seen than the adult fly.The mine is a very long, white, upper surface gallery which follows the veins and can appear angular because of this.

Habitat

Around Burdock plants.

When to see it

Summer and autumn.

Life History

Larva mines the leaves of various Burdock species.

UK Status

It is difficult to determine its status in Britain as there is a lack of records, but probably fairly frequent and widespread.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map