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Phytomyza heracleana (Hering, 1937)
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mine has a sieve-like appearance

Food Plant: Heracleum sphondylium (Hogweed)

Mine: June-August

Notes: Forms a blotch mine between two veins, having a characteristic sieve-like appearance (where the larva has fed through the upper parenchyma) (as shown). Pupation outside the mine.

Data: 05.vii.2009, Convoy, Co.Donegal, VC H34

Image:© Stuart Dunlop

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