Phytomyza conyzae

    Description

    The larva of the fly Phytomyza conyzae mines the leaves of various Fleabanes including Common Fleabane. The mine may be an upper or lower surface corridor, often by the midrib and the frass may be in pearl strings.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where the host plants (Fleabanes) occur.

    When to see it

    When Fleabanes are in leaf.

    UK Status

    True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map