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Monarthropalpus flavus (Schrank, 1776)
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small circular mines

Food Plant: Buxus spp. (Box)

Egg: laid inside leaf

Mine: June - April

Notes: The larvae mine the leaves causing blistering and discolouration of the leaves, as shown. There may be several larvae in each leaf. The mines shown are on Buxus sempervirens and are seen in ventral view. Can be a serious pest of Boxwood.

Data: 22.iii.2009, Liège (city), Belgium

Image:© Jean-Yves Baugnée

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