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Scaptomyza flava (Fallén, 1823)
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the blotch mine spans the midrib

 

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 Cochlearia officinalis (Scurvy grass)

Data: 28.vi.2005, Ailsa Craig, Ayrshire, VC 75, Bernie Zonfrillo

Image:© Geoff Hancock

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