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Hydrellia albifrons (Fallén, 1813)
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irregular mines formed

Food Plant: Potamogeton gramineus (Grass-leaved Pondweed) Elsewhere: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit)

Mine: June-August

Notes: Makes very irregular mines with lateral bulges on floating Pondweed. Pupation occurs within the mine. A puparium was extracted from similar mines in this habitat and barcoded to identify the species.

Data: 04.viii.2021, Ainsdale NNR, Merseyside, VC59

Image:© Gary Hedges

References:
Hering, E.M. 1957. Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa einschliesslich des Mittelmeerbeckens und der Kanarischen Inseln Vol. i-iii: 1-648, 649-1185, 1-221 Dr. W. Junk, ‘s-Gravenhage (Reprint 1996, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark).

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