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Phytomyza crassiseta (Zetterstedt, 1860)
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the mine initially follows the leaf edge


Food Plant: Veronica chamaedrys (Germander Speedwell), V. (Wood Speedwell), V. officinalis (Heath Speedwell)

Mine: June-July; September-November

Notes: Forms a narrow mine which follows the leaf margin, then turns and forms a secondary blotch (as shown). Pupation is in the mine (the pupa is shown). Widespread in the UK and common throughout Europe. Mine shown is on Germander Speedwell.

Data: : 22.vi.2009, Liège, Hombourg,Belgium

Image:© Jean-Yves Baugnée

Recording Grade: 2

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