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Phytomyza bipunctata Loew, 1858
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forms long narrow white mines

Food Plant: Echinops spp.

Mine: June-July

Pupa: usually external to the mine

Notes: Found locally throughout Europe, usually in gardens. The mines are long and white, with the frass in long strips on alternate side of the gallery (as shown)

Data: 18.vi.2004, Maidehead, Berks, VC22, Martin Albertini

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 2


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