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Trypeta immaculata (Macquart, 1835)
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Food Plant: Cichorium intybus (Chicory), Crepis paludosa (Marsh Hawks-beard), Hieracium sp (Hawkweed),Taraxacum sp. (Dandelion)

Mine: Summer, Autumn

Notes: Forms a mine over the midrib, with side corridors leading off, which have feeding lines. The larva is shown (note the single rear spiraculum, characteristic of the Tephritidae) and may change leaves and then constructs a corridor mine. It pupates externally.

Data: 28.ix.2015 ex mine 27.ix.2015, Craigs Road, Raphoe, East Donegal, Ireland, VCH34

Image:© Stuart Dunlop

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