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Plants: Asteraceae
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This list has been taken from the 'Hosts of British Leaf-mining insect fauna' (© Brian Pitkin and Colin Plant) and is a precursor to AIDGAP keys to Leaf Miners. Please credit the authors when quoting from this list and email any additions, corrections or comments to Colin Plant.


Carduus species (welted thistles):

Dip: Pegomya steini, Phytomyza continua, Phytomyza spinaciae
Lep: Coleophora peribenanderi, Scrobipalpa acuminatella
Col: Sphaeroderma testaceum, Sphaeroderma rubidum

Carduus species:

Recorded Elsewhere:

Dip: Chromatomyia horticola, Liriomyza huidobrensis, Liriomyza soror, Liriomyza strigata, Melanagromyza aeneoventris, Napomyza lateralis, Phytomyza cirsii, Phytomyza spinaciae, Phytosciara halterata
Lep: Agonopterix propinquella, Coleophora follicularis, Coleophore paripennella
Col: Apteropeda orbiculata, Orthochaetes insignis

Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)

Col: Sphaeroderma rubidum


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