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Aulagromyza heringii (Hendel,1920)
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makes a blotch mine

ood Plant: Fraxinus excelsior (Ash)

Mine: Autumn

Pupa: The larva pupates externally - it may also pupate internally (Warrington (pers.comm)

Notes: Local in Britain, widespread and local in Europe. The mine is an upper surface linear mine, becoming a blotch, with two rows of frass at the start of the mine. The mine turns black as it ages.

Data: 28.x.2013, Bocking, Braintree Essex, VC19

Image:© Stephen Rolls

Recording Grade: 1

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