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Liriomyza strigata (Meigen, 1830)
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mine follows major veins


Food Plant: a very polyphagous species, preferring Compositae (Daisy spp.) Campanulae (Bellflower spp.) and other garden species.Mine shown is on Centranthus ruber (Red Valerian).

Mine: early and late Summer

Pupa: outside the mine

Notes: A linear mine on the upper surface, usually following the midrib and showing side branches along the veins. The frass is in strings. A common species.

Data: 2003

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