Dip:Agromyzidae
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Agromyza abiens Zetterstedt,1848
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forms a blotch mine

 

Food Plant: Boraginacaeae such as Symphytum spp. (Comfrey spp.), Pulmonaria (Lungworts)

Mine: late Spring and late Summer

Pupa: External to the mine

Notes: The initial narrow gallery contains frass in a double line. It then expands to form a blotch mine. Several larvae may occupy a leaf to form a large blotch

Data: 21.xii.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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