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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.


Mentha species (mint):

Dip: Chromatomyia horticola, Phytomyza obscura
Lep: Coleophora albitarsella

Mentha aquatica (Water Mint):

Dip: Phytomyza tetrasticha

Mentha longifolia (mint):

Dip: Phytomyza tetrasticha

Mentha spicata (Spearmint):

Dip: Phytomyza petoei

Mentha suaveolens (mint):

Dip: Phytomyza tetrasticha, Phytomyza petoei

Mentha x villosa (Apple Mint)

Dip: Phytomyza petoei


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