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Liriomyza huidobrensis (Blanchard, 1926)
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twisting mines are formed


Food Plant: Food Plant: A highly polyphagous pest of ornamental and vegetable crops (recorded from more than 34 plant families).

Mine: multivoltine in greenhouses conditions

Notes: Mines variable but usually an irregular serpentine mine, often undulating between upper and lower leaf surfaces. Usually found in the basal half of the leaf; mines often more constrained by the midrib or major veins than is found with L. bryoniae and so can appear to be following these. Liriomyza huidobrensis is a quarantine pest species, often intercepted at UK points of entry. The species has been found under glass in England and Wales, but all populations have been and continue to be eradicated. Suspected outbreaks should be reported to your local FERA Plant Health and Seeds Inspector (PHSI) , or: Tel – 01904 465625; Email – planthealth.info@fera.gsi.gov.uk; Web – www.defra.gov.uk/fera/plants/plantHealth.
The mines shown are on Celery.

Data: All photographs from leaves collected by the PHSI since 1989

Image:© Courtesy The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

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