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Plants: Caryophyllaceae
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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.


Cerastium species (mouse-ears):

Dip: Delia echinata, Delia floregia, Pegomya holosteae, Scaptomyza graminum
Lep: Coleophora lithargyrinella, Coleophora solitariella, Caryocolum junctella

Cerastium arvense (Field Mouse-ear):

Lep: Coleophora chalcogramella

Cerastium fontanum (Common Mouse-ear):

Dip: Delia echinata, Pegomya flavifrons
Lep: Caryocolum alsinella

Cerastium semidecandrum (Little Mouse-ear):

Lep: Caryocolum alsinella, Caryocolum marmoreum


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