Dip:Agromyzidae
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Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere, 1924)
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initially the pupa is yellow
the pupa turns orange

 

Food Plant: Lonicera etrusca (Etruscan Honeysuckle), L. xylosteum (Fly Honeysuckle), Symphoriocarpos albus (Snowberry), Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle). In Europe it is mostly found on L.xylosteum

Mine: June - July; August

Notes: A dark green cryptic mine which does not appreciably widen. The frass pattern can appear as a chevron shape. The larva exits to pupate through the upper epidermis. First discovered in the UK in 2007. The pupa is initially yellow and then turns ornage (as shown).

Data: 16.vi.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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