The larvae of the fly Liriomyza strigata mine the leaves of various plants. It is a highly polyphagous species with records from 47 host plant genera in 15 plant families in Britain. The mine is on the upper surface of the leaf, linear, usually following the midrib and showing side branches along the veins, but the mines may vary depending on the host plant chosen. Frass in rather long strings.
Wherever suitable host species occur.
Mines best seen from June-November.
Pupation is outside the mine.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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