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Chromatomyia scolopendri (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851)
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forms a long twisting mine


Food Plant: Asplenium ruta-muraria (Wall-rue), Phyllitis scolopendrium (= Asplenium scolopendrium)(Hartstongue), Polypodium vulgare (Common Polypody)

Mine: early Summer, Autumn

Notes: Forms a long narrow mine (up to 10cms). It is normally greenish and uppersurface. Pupation is usually in the mine. Mine is shown on Asplenium scolopendrium.

Data: 13.ix.2014 Furfooz (Namen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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