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Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere, 1924)
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the frass shows a chevron patterning


Food Plant: Lonicera etrusca (Etruscan Honeysuckle), L. xylosteum (Fly Honeysuckle), Symphoriocarpos albus (Snowberry), Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle). In Europe it is mostly found on L.xylosteum

Mine: June - July; August

Notes: A dark green cryptic mine which does not appreciably widen. The frass pattern can appear as a chevron shape(as shown). The larva exits to pupate through the upper epidermis. First discovered in the UK in 2007. The mine above is the first record of this species on Snowberry in the UK.

Data: 16.vii.2008,Tonbridge, Kent, VC16, Keith Palmer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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