Dip: Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza origani Hering, 1931
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pupa protruding through a slit
pupa protruding
pupa protruding

 

Food Plant: Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram)

Mine: early and late Summer

Notes: The initial mine is a small spiral. 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. The pupa is shown protruding through a slit in the lower epidermis.

Data: 06.vi.2015, Carrière de la Falize~Aywaille, (Luik), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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