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Chromatomyia periclymeni (de Meijere in Hendel, 1922)
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posterior spiracles project through the epidermis

 

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. The young mine is stellate. A local and uncommon miner. The posterior spiracles project through the epidermis of the leaf (as shown).

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

Data: 02.vii.2005, Yateley Heath Wood, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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