Dip:Agromyzidae
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Amauromyza labiatarum (Hendel, 1920)
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a gallery mine leads into a blotch

Food Plant: Prunella (Self Heal), Stachys (Woundwort), Lamium (Dead-nettle), Glechoma (Ground Ivy), Galeopsis (Hemp-nettle), Ballota (Horehound), Teucrium (Germander/Wood Sage), Lamiastrum (Yellow Archangel), Ajuga (Bugle), Verbena officinalis (Vervain).
Mine:

Mine: Bivoltine: early summer & early autumn

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: An narrow gallery leading to a largish blotch on the upper surface. Frass is green and indistinct in the gallery - small grains may be seen at the gallery edge. Widespread and locally common in south: England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland. The mine shown is on Woundwort.

Data: 09.vii.2009, Yardley Chase, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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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