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Liriomyza demeijerei (Hering, 1930)
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a long loose corridor


Food Plant: Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort).

Mine: Bivoltine: summer & autumn.

Pupa: Outside the mine.

Notes: An upper surface gallery of moderate length, mostly alongside a vein. The corridor is long and loose, with stringy frass. The larvae of Liriomyza species are yellow and one of the three three hooklike teeth of the rear spiraculum in L.artemisicola are of equal size, while in L.demeijerei one is distinctly larger than the other two. Uncommon. London and the South, Warwickshire.

Data: 25.vi.2007, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 4

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