Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza heringiana Hendel, 1922
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surface biew of mine

 

Food Plant: Malus sylvestris (Crab apple), Malus spp. (Apple)

Mine: early Summer, early Autumn

Notes: The mine formed is irregularly linear and may form a blotch. It is initially green and turns reddish brown as it ages (as seen). Pupation is in the mine. The autumn generation larvae overwinter in the leaves. The mine shown is on a Braeburn apple tree. A local and scarce miner

Data: 19.viii.2011, Stretham, Cambs, VC29

Image:© Ian Barton

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