Celery fly - Euleia heraclei
This is a small picture wing fruit fly which has very heavily marked with brown patterning. It has green eyes.
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Gardens and allotments where Celery and Parsnips are grown, although it will also use plants such as Hogweed for its larvae.
April to November.
Larvae cause damage by mining the leaves of Celery, Parsnips and other plants such as Hogweed.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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