Amauromyza verbasci

    Description

    The larva of the fly Amauromyza verbasci causes a blotch mine on the upper surfaces of the leaves of Mullein, Common Figwort and Butterfly Bush. The mine initially is pale, turns brown later. Frass in sizeable dispersed grains. The mine is seen more often than the adult fly.

    Habitat

    Leaf mines may be recorded wherever the host plants are found.

    When to see it

    Mines may be seen in summer and early autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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