Phytomyza caulinaris Hering, 1949
The larva makes galleries of variable length in the bark of the stem, that run upwards from the root collar. Pupation external.
Ranunculus acris, breyninus, bulbosus, repens.
distribution within Europe
larva and uparium
Both in behaviour and morphology the species is so near Ph. ranunculi that possibly but a single species is involved (Warrington).
Bland (2001a), Buhr (1964a), Hering (1949a), Pakalniškis (1998a, 2004a), Spencer (1976a, 1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Warrington (2019c).