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Phytomyza sphondyliivora Spencer,1957
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mine turns brown


Food Plant: Heracleum sphondylium (Hogweed)

Mine: Summer

Notes: The leaf discolours as the larva mines through the parenchyma of the leaf. The mine is inter-parenchymal, greenish-yellow, not always readily visible, an irregular linear-blotch. The distribution is thought to be local, believed to be confined to the South e.g. London ,Dorset, Wilts, Somerset and Huntingdonshire

Data: 24.vii.2003, Dinton Pastures,Reading, Berks, VC22

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 2

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