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Trypeta artemisiae (Fabricius, 1794)
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black central spot


Food Plant: Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy), Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort), Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood)

Mine: Bivoltine, but Robbins suggests an extended single generation

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: An elongated blotch centred over a vein. There are two types: greenish with a blackish centre (as shown) and entirely reddish-black (Scarce (national status)), very common in some years (Robbins)

Data: 22.ix.2016, Engine Pond, Castle Ashby, Northants, VC32, John Showers, David Manning

Image:© David Manning

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