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Leaf miner on Ranunculus sp. = Phytomyza ranunculi
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Posted on 20-11-2021 11:44

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Could this be the mine of Phytomyza ranunculi alternative Phytomyza ranunculivora? Is it possible to determine? On Ranunculus sp. in vet spruce forrest. 4.09.2021 north of Uppsala, Sweden.
Thank you in advance for any help in identification,
Oriolus attached the following image:

Edited by Oriolus on 05-12-2021 18:10
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Posted on 20-11-2021 22:55

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Yes, this is Phytomyza ranunculi.
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Posted on 28-11-2021 12:35

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Thank you very much. What features allow distinguishing of mines of Phytomyza ranunculi and Phytomyza ranunculivora?
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Posted on 30-11-2021 22:28

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The frass in ranunculi is very closely spaced, as in your image. In ranunculivora, the frass is much more widely spaced.
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Posted on 04-12-2021 21:08

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Thank you!
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