Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza ilicis (Curtis, 1846)
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the spiracles project through the leaf surface

 

Food Plant: Ilex (Holly)

Mine: Univoltine - Summer to Spring

Pupa: The pupa forms inside the mine (as shown). The spiracles project throught the epidermis.

Notes: Initially in mid-rib then upper surface blotch. Only miner on Holly. Widespread throughout.

Data: 07.ii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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