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Phytomyza plantaginis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851
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larva and pupa

 

Food Plant: Plantago spp (Plantain) especially P.major (Greater plantain) and P.lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)

Mine: May-October

Notes: Makes a long, linear, whitish narrow mine; normally in the leaf, but sometimes in the stem. The pupa is formed at the end of a mine and in the lower surface of the leaf. Common and widespread throughout the UK. The mines are shown on P.lancolata. The larva is shown (top), with a pupa (bottom).

Data: 23.v.2015, Volkegembos~Ename, (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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