Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza crassiseta Zetterstedt, 1860
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a blotch is formed

 

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. 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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