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Scaptomyza flava (Fallén, 1823)
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forms a pale whitish mine

Food Plant: Cruciferae such as Brassica (Cabbage family), Cheiranthus (Wallflowers) and Sinapis (Mustard)

Mine: late Spring and late Summer

Notes: An initial narrow gallery then leads to a blotch on the midrib of the leaf. The mine illustrated is on Turnip - Brassica rapa subsp. rapa

Data: 25.vi.2015, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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