Chromatomyia syngenesiae

    Description

    The larvae of Chromatomyia syngenesiae and C. horticola form identical mines on a wide range of plants and for most purposes they are treated as an aggregate which has been given the name C. 'atricornis'.  However, in Britain only C. syngenesiae is known to mine Lesser Burdock.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Good photographs required and it is essential that the host species is identified.

    Habitat

    Where the host species occur.

    When to see it

    Mines may be recorded when the host species are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Chromatomyia syngenesiae seems to be widespread in Britain.  However true status is difficult to determine due to the difficulty of identification.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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