Dip:Agromyzidae
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Ophiomyia melandryi de Meijere, 1924
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puparium

 

Food Plant: Silene dioica (Red Campion). Elsewhere: Melandrium album, M.rubrum, Lychnis sp.

Mine: June-August

Notes: The larva mines inside a hollow stem and pupariates internally, usually between nodes (Warrington, pers.comm.). The puparium is brownish (as shown) . A widespread species.

Data: 15.vii.2018, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

Recording Grade: 5

References:
Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa
Papp L & Cerný M (2015), Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Hungary,1, Agromyzinae
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire
Spencer, KA (1972) -Diptera, Agromyzidae; Handbooks for the Identification of
British Insects, 10
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.

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