Phytomyza glechomae


    Phytomyza glechomae is a fly whose larvae mine the leaves of Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea). The mine has a short upper surface gallery, then winding to form a blotch; finally becoming linear again- the last section being shallow and looking green.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine


    The mine is likely to occur anywhere that Ground-ivy grows.

    When to see it

    The mines can be seen in late Spring and late Summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and probably fairly frequent in Britain, although under recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Under recorded, but probably fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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