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Euleia heraclei (Linnaeus, 1758)
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forms a full depth blotch mine

 

Food Plant: Apium dulce (Celery), Heracleum (Hogweed), Angelica, Levisticum (Lovage), Pastinaca (wild Parsnip), Ammi, Smyrnium olusatrum (Alexanders), Petroselinum crispum (Parsley)

Mine: Summer and early Autumn

Pupa: External to the mine

Notes: Can be a pest on celery. Mine is deep and leads to a blotch, which is usually coloured yellow or Brown. Mine illustrated is on Alexanders.

Data: 02.i.2005, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, VC 28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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