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Phytomyza solidaginis Hendel, 1920
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broad white strips

Food Plant: Solidago virgaurea (Goldenrod) Recorded Elsewhere: Bellis (Daisy)

Mine: June-August (Hering, 1957)

Notes: Forms whitish upper surface mines (as shown) with frass in (mostly) connected strips. Pupariation is outside the leaf with the exit slit usually in the upper epidermis. A black puparium is formed. Older mines can turn a reddish-purple.

Data: 19.ix.2020, Ausewell Wood, South Devon, VC3

Image:© John Day

Recording Grade: 2

Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Papp, L & Cerný, M (2019) - The Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Hungary, 4, Phytomyzinae 111
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London.

Spencer, K.A (1976) - The Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark, 5, Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica

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