Chromatomyia atricornis

    Description

    Chromatomyia syngenesiae and Chromatomyia horticola are leaf mining flies which form mines on a large number of plant species, these mines are indistinguishable from each other. They are treated as an aggregate, and together these comprise Chromatomyia atricornis.

    Habitat

    Around thistles and other members of the Asteraceae family as well as mint and other plants.

    When to see it

    Peak time is May to September.

    UK Status

    UK status not known but thought to be common and widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known but thought to be common and widespread.

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