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Phytomyza obscurella Fallén, 1823
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the mine browns as it ages

Food Plant: Aegopodium and A. podagraria (Ground Elder)

Mine: January, May-November.

Notes: Mine irregularly linear, whitish green normally adjoining margin of leaf, when old brownish. Puparium shining black; posterior spiracles each with 24-28 bulbs.

Data: 01.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 5


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