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Root-Maggot Fly (Chirosia filicis) Mine on Osmunda sp. Fern The larvae of Chirosia filicis make mines on Osmunda sp. ferns. The tiny, rectangular marks to the left are feeding marks from some other insect, possibly a sawfly larva.<br />
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Habitat: Mesic forest Chirosia filicis,Geotagged,Osmunda,Spring,United States,leaf mine Click/tap to enlarge

Root-Maggot Fly (Chirosia filicis) Mine on Osmunda sp. Fern

The larvae of Chirosia filicis make mines on Osmunda sp. ferns. The tiny, rectangular marks to the left are feeding marks from some other insect, possibly a sawfly larva.

Habitat: Mesic forest

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''Chirosia filicis'' is a species of root-maggot flies in the family Anthomyiidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2021. Captured Jun 18, 2020 23:09 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm