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Holly in Stoke Woods

Observed: 26th March 2012 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Extremely abundant in Stoke Woods but still considered an ancient woodland indicator species by the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Holly (Ilex aquifolium) interacts

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Syrphus's picture

And the mine of the fly

And the mine of the fly Phytomyza ilicis is on the leaf at the bottom.

M.

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ar8922's picture

Leaf miner

Many thanks Syrphus, I was actually considering posting a separate observation for these, so you've saved me the trouble. These are also very common in Stoke Woods... is it always Phytomyza ilicis in Holly leaves?

Syrphus's picture

Post it anyway, and you can

Post it anyway, and you can ID it yourself. Yes, always that on Holly - nothing to confuse with it. Not that the fly always emerges - there are all sorts of parasitoid wasps that can do away with it and emerge instead.

M.

TRY

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ar8922's picture

Thanks

Thanks again Syrphus, I will definitely post it but I'll wait until I have some better photos, specifically of leaf miner activity.