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Ophiomyia beckeri (Hendel, 1923)
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side branches come off the main mine

Food Plant: Cicerbita spp.(Blue sow-thistle), Leontodon spp.(Hawkbit), Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow-thistle), Taraxacum officinale agg (Dandelion)

Mine: Spring and Summer

Notes: Forms a mine along the midrib and has feeding spurs into the leaf. Pupariation is in the mine at the base of the midrib.

Data: 30.vi.2007, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 5

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