Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza pastinacae Hendel, 1923
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conspicuous mines

Food Plant: Heracleum sp. (Hogweed), Pastinaca sativa (wild Parsnip)

Mine: May-October

Notes: Forms a white, linear conspicuous mine which is identical to P.spondylii and the two species can only be distinguished by rearing and then dissection of the male genitalia. The puparium is initially a yellow olive colour which turns black as it matures. Adult emerged 10.vi.2018; gen det B.warrington.

Data: 19.v.2018, Methwold Warren, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

References:
Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London

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