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Phytomyza heterophylli Bland, 1997
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Food Plant: Cirsium heterophyllum (Melancholy Thistle)

Mine: June-August

Notes: Several larvae mine the leaf , starting near the leaf tip. The mine usually expands down one side of the midrib, forming a subtriangular blotch. Larvae leave the mine to pupate and form red-brown, elongate-ovoid puparia. Discovered in the southern Highlands of Scotland (Bland, 1997).



Recording Grade: 5

Bland KP (1997) Phytomyza heterophylli sp.n. (Diptera: Agromyzidae) mining leaves of Cirsium heterophyllum in Scotland, Entomologist's Gazette, 48:181-184

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