Chromatomyia ramosa

Description

The larvae of the fly Chromatomyia ramosa mine the leaves of Teasel and Scabious species. They feed along the midrib, making short corridors into the leaf. 

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall

Recording advice

Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Habitat

Wherever the host species occur.

When to see it

Mines can be found when the host species are in leaf. There are at least two generations a year.

UK Status

A widely distributed miner in Great Britain, although lack of records makes true status difficult to determine.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

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