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Pegomya solennis (Meigen, 1826)
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large blotch mines are formed

Food Plant: Dock species (Rumex), including R.acetosella (Sheep's sorrel)

Mine: Bivoltine, May to September

Pupa: External to the mine. The pupa has anterior and posterior spiracles

Notes: A common miner. The mine starts as a short corridor on the lower surface and then becomes a large upper surface blotch (as shown). Several larvae can mine together. The mine shown is on Dock. Thadults must be bred to identify as several Pegomya species mine Dock.

Data: 27.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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