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Phytomyza crassiseta Zetterstedt, 1860
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two mines


Food Plant: Veronica chamaedrys (Germander Speedwell), V.montana (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 (seen in the bottom mine). Widespread in the UK and common throughout Europe. Mine shown is on Veronica chamaedrys (Germander Speedwell)

Data: 24.vi.2018, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds


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