Liriomyza pusilla


The larvae of the Agromyzid fly Liriomyza pusilla mine the leaves of Daisy (Bellis perennis) forming an irregular linear mine which is an upper-surface corridor, winding through the leaf and frequently crossing itself; in small leaves often a secondary blotch in the end. Frass, when visible, is in short strings and pearl chains. Pupation outside the mine.

Photo ID?

Wherever Daisy (Bellis perennis) occurs.

When to see it

Mines may be visible in Daisy leaves for much of the year.

UK Status

Little recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map