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Agromyza idaeiana Hardy, 1853
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makes blotch mines


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. Mine shown on Rubus (Bramble)

Data: 18.x.2017, Methwold Warren, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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