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Scaptomyza flava (Fallén, 1823)
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these are very small leaves - 23mm width

 

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: 24.viii.2005, Colonsay, Inner Hebrides, VC102, Geoff Hancock

Image:© Geoff Hancock

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