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Phytomyza ilicis Curtis, 1846
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Food Plant: Ilex (Holly)

Mine: Univoltine - Summer to Spring

Pupa: The pupa forms inside the mine.

Notes: Initially in mid-rib then upper surface blotch. Only miner on Holly. Widespread throughout. The larva is pale yellow (as shown). Top two photos are lateral views - the dark cephalopharyngeal skeleton is seen.

Data: 15.iii.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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