Phytomyza lappae

    Alt Name
    Leaf mine

    The leaf mine caused by the larva is more commonly seen than the adult fly.The mine is a very long, white, upper surface gallery which follows the veins and can appear angular because of this.


    Around Burdock plants.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    Larva mines the leaves of various Burdock species.

    UK Status

    It is difficult to determine its status in Britain as there is a lack of records, but probably fairly frequent and widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map