Dip:Agromyzidae
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Agromyza sulfuriceps Strobl, 1898
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twisting gallery leads to a blotch

Food Plant: Rubus idaeus (Raspberry). Also Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet), Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry), Fragaria x. ananassa (Garden strawberry), Potentilla anserina (Silverweed), Potentilla reptans (Creeping Cinquefoil) and Sanguisorba minor (Salad Burnet).  

Mine: Bivoltine: early summer & early autumn

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: A narrow upper surface gallery to start, then broadening and zigzagging to create a false blotch (as shown). Mine shown on Fragaria x. ananassa (Garden strawberry).

Data: 21.x.2018, Hitchen, Herts, VC20, Andy & Melissa Banthorpe

Image:© Andy Banthorpe

Recording Grade: 2

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