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Pegomya betae (Curtis, 1847)
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several larvae in a mine


Food Plant: Atriplex sp. (Orache), Beta vulgaris (Beet)

Mine: May-October (in 2 or 3 generations)

Notes: A large deep upper surface blotch is formed, which is usually mined by several larvae (as shown). The larvae may leave one leaf to mine another. Pupation is outside the mine. Adults were reared to identify. Mine shown on Atriplex patula (Common Orache) - top and bottom view of the leaf.

Data: 16.vii.2019, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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