Dip: Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza origani Hering, 1931
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a young mine is shown

 

Food Plant: Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram)

Mine: early and late Summer

Notes: The initial mine is a small spiral (as shown at the top of the leaf, in the young mine illustrated). The mine then follows the edge of the leaf and a dark blotch is formed. Pupation is within the mine and the puparium is yellowish. Widespread, at least in the south of the UK.

Data:18.vi.2010, Namur, Andenne, Belgium

Image:© Jean-Yves Baugnée

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