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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map