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Phytomyza plantaginis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851
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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, with the rear spiracles projecting through the epidermis (as shown). Common and widespread throughout the UK. The mines are shown on P.lancolata.

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

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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