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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.


Centaurea species:

Dip: Phytomyza continua, Phytomyza spinaceae
Col: Orthochaetes setiger, Spherodermum rubidum

Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower):

Dip: Chromatomyia syngenesiae, Liriomyza strigata

Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed):

Dip: Melanagromyza dettmeri

Centaurea nigra (Knapweed):

Dip: Chromatomyia 'atricornis', Chromatomyia syngenesiae, Liriomyza strigata , Liriomyza centaureae ,Melanagromyza dettmeri, Phytomyza autumnalis
Lep: Coleophora conspicuella, Coleophora paripennella, Jordanita globulariae
Col: Pseudorchestes pratensis, Sphaeroderma testaceum

Centaurea scabiosa (Greater Knapweed):

Dip: Chromatomyia atricornis, Phytomyza cinerea
Lep: Jordanita globulariae


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