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Amauromyza morionella (Zetterstedt, 1848)
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frass in initial gallery


Food Plant: Ballota nigra (Black Horehound), Lamium spp. (Dead-nettle), Marrubium vulgare ( White Horehound), Stachys spp. (Woundwort)

Mine: Summer and early autumn

Notes: The frass is conspicuous in the mine (compare with the inconspicuous frass in the mine of A.labiatarum)and the mine is initially linear (as shown), then develops into a white blotch, often enveloping this early mine

Data: 14.vii.2009, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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