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.
Wherever Daisy (Bellis perennis) occurs.
Mines may be visible in Daisy leaves for much of the year.
Little recorded in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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