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Phytoliriomyza melampyga (Zetterstedt, 1848)
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forms irregular whitish blotches


Food Plant: Impatiens spp. (Balsam) -particularly I.noli-tangere (Touch-me-not Balsam) and I. parviflora (Small Balsam)

Mine: July-August

Pupa: Pupation external; puparium reddish-brown; posterior spiracles each with 3 spiracular pores

Notes: The larva forms a narrow linear mine in the first instar, laterp roducing a large irregular whitish blotch with conspicuous black frass. The species is widespread in Europe, including Denmark,Finland, Norway and Sweden, and is also recorded from Canada and the U.S.A. Mine is shown on I.parviflora

Data: 02.vii.2011, Tongerlo, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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