Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza pedicularifolii Hering, 1960
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forms a whitish mine

Food Plant: Pedicularis sylvatica (Lousewort)

Mine: late July - late October

Notes: Forms whitish semi-linear mines. Forms a small brown puparium in the terminal part of the mine, which may be down the stem of the host plant.

Data: 31.x.2017, Studland Heath, Dorset, VC9

Image:© Jenny Seawright

References:
Bland and von Tschirnhaus, 1998. Phytomyza pedicularifolii Hering, 1960 (Diptera: Agromyzidae), a leaf-miner of Pedicularis sylvatica L., new to Britain and Scandinavia. Entomologist's Gazette 49: 63-65
Bland, 2009, The Agromyzidae (Diptera) on lousewort (Pedicularis species) Scrophulariaceae) in Scotland, Dipterists Digest 16 (2), 93-94

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