Dip:Agromyzidae
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Chromatomyia aprilina (Goureau, 1851)
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the larva pupates in the leaf and the spiracles can be seen protruding

 

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. The spiracles project through the leaf surface (as shown)

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. Widespread, particularly in north and west. England, South Wales, Ireland.

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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