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Phytomyza bipunctata Loew, 1858
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frass in long threads


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: 07.vii.2016, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge, VC29

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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