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Phytomyza spondylii Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851
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forms a whitish linear mine


Food Plant: Astrantia spp. A.bieberstedtii, A.carniolica, Heracleum mantegazzianum (Giant Hogweed), H.sphondylium (Hogweed), Pastinaca sativa (Wild Parsnip)

Mine: May-November

Notes: Larva forms a conspicuous, whitish linear mine. Larva leaves the mine through the lower surface and falls from the leaf on pupation. Puparium shining black; posterior spiracles each with 16-26 bulbs.

Data: 09.v.2003, Berkshire, VC22

Image:© Malcom Storey

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