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Liriomyza pisivora Hering, 1957
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mottled upper side
bottom of same leaf

Food Plant: Lathyrus sp., Lathyrus latifolius (Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea), Pisum sativum (Garden Pea), Vicia cracca (Tufted Vetch)

Mine: Summer

Notes: A long linear mine which starts lower surface and ends upper surface on the leaf, giving the leaf a mottled effect (as shown). The frass is in thin threads and alternates along the gallery. Pupation occurs outside the mine.

Data: 17.ix.2017, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 3

Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London.

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