Dip:Agromyzidae
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Agromyza nana Meigen, 1830
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larva in mine

Food Plant: Trifolium pratense (Red Clover), Melilotus altissima (Ribbed Melilot), Medicago (Medick)

Mine: Bivoltine: summer & early autumn

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: A short, broad gallery leading to a conspicuous, roundish white blotch in the centre of the leaf. The blotch is upper surface with full depth spots - comprising of large clumps of frass (as shown, with larva in mine). Common and widely distributed. England, Scotland, Ireland. Mine shown on Lotus sp.

Data: 05.x.2013, den Tip~Lommel, (Limburg), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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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