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Pegomya laticornis (Fallén, 1825)
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makes large lotch mines

Food Plant: Arctium sp. (Burdock)

Mine: Summer

Notes: Forms a large, almost transparent, blotch mine, which may contain several larvae, on the leaf upper surface. The frass is initailly deposited in a black heap at the start of the mine and later becomes centrally placed as the mine develops. The gallery edges are irregular. The white eggs are laid close to a vein. Mostly found in the Southern Counties of England. Pupation is outside the mine.

Data: 25.vi.2018,Narborough, Norfolk,VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.

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