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Chromatomyia aprilina (Goureau, 1851)
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the frass is in long threads

 

Food Plant: Lonicera periclymenum (Honeysuckle)

Mine: Bivoltine: early summer and early autumn. (In some years a very early spring generation forms)

Pupa: Inside the mine. Pale green, white when empty.

Notes: Initially on the mid-rib from which there may be several short narrow galleries into the leaf. In the main gallery there may be alternate lower surface and upper surface stretches. Frass in conspicuous long streaks(as shown). Widespread, particularly in north and west. England, South Wales, Ireland.

Data: 10.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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