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Celandine leaf-miner

Observed: 21st April 2012 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
Invertebrates expert
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Description:

Leaf-miner on Ranunculus ficaria. Doesn't look quite like anything included as a miner of Viola on http://www.leafmines.co.uk but the European key has images closer to this. Initial confusion over the host plant (it was among Viola and I didn't check properly) led to the G. violiphaga ID which is incorrect.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Phytomyza ranunculi interacts

Comments

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LEAF MINER

This looks like the leaf of Lesser Celandine not a violet

cricketmoth

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leaf

You are right - it was among Viola and I didn't check properly... D'oh! Suddenly the ID becomes more straightforward...

Dave