Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza eupatorii Hendel, 1927
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long twisting mine

 

Food Plant: Eupatorium cannabinum (Hemp Agrimony)

Mine: Summer, early Autumn

Notes: A local and uncommon miner, forming a long linear mine often adjacent to a vein (as shown), which may be upper or lower surface. The frass is in pearl strings. Pupation is outside the mine.

Data: 24.viii.2017, Bodnant Gardens, Conwy, Caernarvonshire, VC49, Wales

Image:© Barry Warrington

References:
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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