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Chromatomyia lonicerae (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851)
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pupa in mine


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 - the pupa is shown at the top of the mine.

Data: 02.x.2016, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

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