Dip:Agromyzidae
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Agromyza albitarsis Meigen, 1830
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blotches turn black

Food Plant: Populus alba (White Poplar), P.nigra (Black Poplar), P.tremula (Aspen), Salix repens (Creeping Willow)

Mine: early & late Summer

Notes: Forms a large greenish blotch mine which turns brown. The yellow larvae leave the mine to pupate and form a yellow to reddish-brown puparium. The larvae feed communally and were examined to distinguish them from Zeugophora spp. and Leucoptera sinuella.

Data: 08.xi.2016, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

References:
Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London.

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