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Phytomyza spinaciae Hendel, 1928
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forms a long narrow mine


Food Plant: Carduus (Thistle) , Centaurea montana ( Perennial Cornflower), C. nigra ( Common Knapweed), Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle), C. dissectum ( Meadow Thistle), C. palustre ( Marsh Thistle), C. vulgare (Spear Thistle), Onopordum (Cotton Thistle)

Mine: Summer and Autumn

Notes: Forms a long narrow greenish mine. The puparium is white and forms at the end of the mine. The adult was reared and emerged 13.viii.2017. A common and widespread miner.

Data: 07.viii.2017, Hessle,South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

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