Dip: Agromyzidae
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Ophiomyia aquilegiana Lundqvist, 1947
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dorsal view of puparium
lateral view of puparium

 

Food Plant: Aquilegia vulgaris (Columbine), Thalictrum flavum (Common Meadow-rue)

Mine: June-July; August-September (Hering, 1957)

Notes: Forms a long stem mine (which may be up to 50cm long) with scattered black frass in clumps. Pupariation is at the end of the mine and the puparium is yellow in the summer generation and black (as shown in dorsal and lateral view - top and bottom photo) in the autumn one. Mine shown on Aquilegia vulgaris (Columbine).

Data: 19.xi.2020, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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