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Chromatomyia lonicerae (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851)
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the mine has a star shaped start

Food Plant: Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle), Lonicera periclymenum (Honeysuckle), Symphoricarpos rivularis (Snowberry)

Mine: Bivoltine: summer & autumn (Robbins). Univoltine (Spencer)

Pupa: Inside the mine. Brown and held in the mine by frass

Notes: An upper surface gallery with a star-shaped start. Frass in pearl-strings. Widespread in south. Posterior spiracles of larva (and puparium) with distinctive horn-like process within ellipse of bulbs

Data: 24.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 2

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