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Scaptomyza flava (Fallén, 1823)
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forms a whitish blotch


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 Brassica napus (Oilseed rape)

Data: 03.vii.2005, Crookham Village, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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