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Parallelomma vittatum (Meigen, 1826)
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makes blotch mines


Food Plant: Listera ovata (Common Twayblade)

Mine: Summer

Notes: The larvae make individual mines which then merge to form an upper surface blotch. The larva leaves the mine to pupate. Widespread in the UK.

Data: 21.v.2008, Yockletts Bank, East Kent, VC15

Image:© Brian Pitkin

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