Phytomyza lappae


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

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine


    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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

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