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Melanagromyza tripolii Spencer, 1957
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Food Plant: Aster tripolium (Sea Aster)

Mine: unknown

Notes: The larva feeds and pupariates internally within the stem. The puparium is an orange brown colour (as shown). The anterior spiracles have a small central horn, each with 14-18 bulbs arranged around this. Probably a widespread miner. The adult was bred to confirm identity.

Data: xi.2018, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

Recording Grade: 2

Papp L & Cerný M (2015), Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Hungary,1, Agromyzinae

Spencer, KA (1972) -Diptera, Agromyzidae; Handbooks for the Identification of
British Insects, 10
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.

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