Phytomyza cytisi

    Description

    The larvae of the fly Phytomyza cytisi mine the leaves of Laburnum forming an irregular, whitish gallery, usually on the upper side of the leaf, but sometimes starting on the lower side. Frass is conspicuous and widespread.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Where Laburnum is present.

    When to see it

    Mine: Bivoltine: summer and autumn.

    Life History

    Pupation occurs outside the mine. Puparium brown.

    UK Status

    Not well recorded but appears to be widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map