Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza aquilegiae (Hardy, 1849)
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forms large blotch mines

 

Food Plant: Food Plant: Aquilegia (Columbine), Thalictrum aquilegifolium (Greater Meadow-Rue)

Mine: Summer, Autumn

Pupa: External to the mine

Notes: A large blotch is formed, sometimes by several larvae, on the upper surface of the leaf. Frass is found scattered throughout the mine.

Data: 14.ix.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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