Dip:Agromyzidae
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Amauromyza morionella (Zetterstedt, 1848)
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early mine is shown. It later develops into a blotch

Food Plant: Ballota nigra (Black Horehound), Lamium spp. (Dead-nettle), Marrubium vulgare ( White Horehound), Stachys spp. (Woundwort)

Mine: Summer and early autumn

Notes: The frass is conspicuous in the mine and the mine is initially linear (as shown), then develops into a white blotch, often enveloping this early mine

Data: 27.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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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