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Pegomya hyoscyami (Panzer, 1809)
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adult

 

Food Plant: Chenopodium urbicum (City Goosefoot), Chenopodium album (Fat Hen), Spinacia oleracea (Spinach), Hyoscyamus niger (Stinking Nightshade), Beta vulgaris (Beet), Silene vulgaris (Bladder campion)

Egg: underside of leaf

Mine: late Spring, late Summer

Notes: Makes a large upper surface whitish blotch, which can contain several larvae. The frass has a washed out appearance and is greenish. There may be several mines on a leaf and eventually the leaf will be mined and then shrivel up. To identify this miner adults must be reared. An adult fly is shown - they cannot be identified from photographs, but need microscopic examination. Michael Ackland identified the adults which were reared from these illustrated mines.

Data: 17.vi.2009, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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