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Phytomyza crassiseta Zetterstedt, 1860
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pupa dorsal view
pupa ventral view


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. The white puparium has a distinctive dark ventral strip and is shown in dorsal (bottom) and ventral (top) view, (Epidermal fragments remain where the puparium was dissected out). The puparium may also be dark in colour. 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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