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Amauromyza flavifrons (Meigen, 1830)
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an initial gallery followed by a blotch


Food Plant: Many Campion spp. (Caryophyllaceae), especially red Campion (Silene dioica), Dianthus sp. (Pinks) and Lychnis coronaria (Rose campion)

Mine: Bivoltine: late Spring and late Summer

Notes: A common miner, forming a white linear blotch mine (the blotch may obscure the linear portion of the mine) in both native and garden plants.

Data: 02.viii.2003, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 2

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