The larvae of the fly Phytomyza bipunctata mine the leaves of Echinops species (Globe Thistles). The mines are long and white, with the frass in long strips on alternate sides of the gallery.
If submitting records for leafmines please state the host species and provide photographs.
The mines are usually found in gardens where Globe Thistles are grown.
Mines are usually found in June and July.
Pupation usually outside of the mine.
Lack of records make it difficult to assess the status of this species in Britain.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015