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Agromyza anthracina Meigen, 1830
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coiled initial mkine


Food Plant: Urtica dioica (Nettle)

Mine: May-June, September -October

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: The mine starts away from the leaf edge usually and has a coiled intestine-like start (as shown); it has frass in long threads in the broader part of the mine

Data: 31.x.2014, Prinsenpark~Retie, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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