The larvae of the Agromyzid fly Phytomyza pimpinellae mine the leaves of Greater Burnet-saxifrage and Burnet-saxifrage producing a broad, relatively short, upper surface mine with conspicuous feeding lines of frass.
Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Leafmine: Please state the host species, and provide a backlit photograph of the mine showing the frass lines, and a photograph of the pupa or larva if present.
Areas where the host plants occur.
Mines can be seen from early to late summer while the host plants are in leaf.
True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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