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Cerodontha caricicola (Hering, 1926)
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the pupa is formed in the gallery (bottom of photo)

 

Food Plant: Carex acutiformis (Lesser Pond Sedge), Carex pendula (Pendulous Sedge), Carex pseudocyperus (Cyperus Sedge)

Mine: July, Nov-Dec

Pupa: Inside the leaf gallery

Notes: The mine is a long gallery which is formed mostly in the apical parts of the leaf. Formerly Dizygomyza caricicola.
A close up of the gallery is here. Mines confirmed from adults (det.David Gibbs, reference collection) which emerged 6.iii.2005 indoors. Female adult retained, coll. Rob Edmunds

Data: 19.ii.2005, Ash Vale, Surrey, VC17

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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