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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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