Dip: Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza origani Hering, 1931
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Food Plant: Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram)

Mine: early and late Summer

Notes: The initial mine is a small spiral, which appears as a spot. The mine then follows the edge of the leaf and a dark blotch is formed (as shown, with the secondary feeding lines). Pupation is within the mine and the puparium is yellowish. Widespread, at least in the south of the UK.

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

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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