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Plants: Caryophyllaceae
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This list was complied from primary sources such as the Hosts of the British leaf-mining insect fauna by Pitkin and Plant and the Host plant genera of the British Agromyzidae by Warrington. Other sources include published data and the Leafminers and plant galls of Europe website.
Please notify Colin Plant or Rob Edmunds of any additions, alterations or corrections.


Cerastium species (mouse-ears):

Dip: Delia echinata, Delia floregia, Pegomya holosteae
Lep: Coleophora lithargyrinella, Coleophora solitariella, Caryocolum junctella

Recorded Elsewhere:

Dip: Amauromyza flavifrons, Chromatomyia horticola, Ophiomyia melandricaulis
Orthochaetes insignis

Cerastium arvense (Field Mouse-ear):

Lep: Coleophora chalcogramella

Cerastium fontanum (Common Mouse-ear):

Dip: Delia echinata, Pegomya flavifrons, Scaptomyza graminum
Lep: Caryocolum alsinella,Caryocolum marmorea

Cerastium semidecandrum (Little Mouse-ear):

Lep: Caryocolum alsinella, Caryocolum marmoreum


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