Dip:Agromyzidae
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Agromyza anthracina Meigen, 1830
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coiled initial gallery

 

Food Plant: Urtica dioica (Nettle)

Mine: May-June, September -October

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: The mine starts away from the leaf edge usually and has a coiled intestine-like start; it has frass in long threads in the broader part of the mine (as shown)

Data: 16.x.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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