Diptera: Tephritidae

Trypeta artemisiae (Fabricius, 1794)

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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 and entirely reddish-black Scarce (national status), very common in some years (Robbins). The larva is illustrated.

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 18.vii.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12