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Agromyza frontella (Rondani, 1875)
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forms twisting mines running initially towards the leaf edge, then turning bac

Food Plant: Melilotus sp., Medicago sative (Lucerne), Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)

Mine: June, August-September

Notes: An initial gallery is formed which then extends across the leaf before turning back and developing into a blotch. The mine shown is on Red Clover

Data: 04.ix.2011, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 3

Banthorpe, M & Edmunds, R (2013), Trifolium pratense a new host plant for Agromyza frontella (Rondani) (Dip:Agromyzidae), Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation, 125 (2), 72-73
Banthorpe, M & Edmunds, R & Warrington, B (2020), A re-examination of the records of Agromyza frontella (Rondani,18875) (Diptera,Agromyzidae) on Trifolium pratense, Dipterists Digest, 27(1), 29-30
Spencer, KA, (1972). Diptera, Agromyzidae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 10 (5g)
Spencer, KA, (1976, The Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. – Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica

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