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Agromyza idaeiana Hardy, 1853
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lateral view
intersegmental region


Food Plant: usually Potentilla reptans (Creeping cinquefoil), occasionally in Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet), Potentilla anserina (Silverweed), Agrimonia (Agrimony), Rubus (Bramble) and Fragaria x ananassa (Garden Strawberry)

Mine: Bivoltine: early summer & autumn.

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: A short broad upper surface corridor leading to a long blotch between veins. Formerly Agromyza potentillae. The larva is yellow and has projections in the intersegmental regions (bottom photo).

Data: 19.x.2007, Greywell, Hants,VC12 Paul Boswell, Tony Dobson, Rob Edmunds, Tim Norriss (top photo) 03.vii.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12 (bottom photos).

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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