Phytomyza angelicae

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Phytomyza angelicae mine the leaves of Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris). The larva forms an upper surface primary oval or circular blotch with several larvae feeding together; the blotch is greenish when fresh but becomes yellowish with age.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Mines occur mainly on Wild Angelica leaves, occasionally on Ground-elder.

    When to see it

    The leaf mines can be seen when the host plants are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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