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Chromatomyia periclymeni (de Meijere in Hendel, 1922)
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the mine is blotchy

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

Mine: June, October

Notes: Forms an upper surface mine which is normally blotchy (as shown). The young mine is stellate. The initial mine is purple in colour - turning brown as it ages. There are two mines shown above. A local and uncommon miner.

Pupa: In the mine. The posterior spiracles are on short projections, each with around 20 bulbs

Data: 08.vi.2005, Yateley Heath Wood, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 3

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