Liriomyza pusilla


    The larvae of the Agromyzid fly Liriomyza pusilla mine the leaves of Daisy (Bellis perennis) forming an irregular linear mine which is an upper-surface corridor, winding through the leaf and frequently crossing itself; in small leaves often a secondary blotch in the end. Frass, when visible, is in short strings and pearl chains. Pupation outside the mine.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine


    Wherever Daisy (Bellis perennis) occurs.

    When to see it

    Mines may be visible in Daisy leaves for much of the year.

    UK Status

    Little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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