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Phytomyza aconiti Hendel, 1920
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mine forms at leaflet tip
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Food Plant: Aconitum spp.(Monkshood), Delphinium spp.

Mine: May, June, August-October

Notes: The larvae feed communally to form a large brown/blackish upper surface blotch, usually at the tip of a leaflet (as shown). Up to 6 larvae can inhabit a mine. A widespread leaf miner in gardens.

Data: 14.vi.2015, Cardiff, Glamorgan, VC41

Image:© George Tordoff

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