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Agromyza lithospermi Spencer, 1963
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dark blotch formed

Food Plant: Lithospermum officinale (Common Gromwell), Myosotis spp. (Forget-me-not)

Mine: June-July

Notes: Forms a large blotch mine, with a dark center, after an initial narrow gallery (as shown). A local miner known from Hereford and Cambs. Agromyza abiens makes very similar mines on Lithospermum so care needs to be taken in identifying the miner.

Data: 15.vi.2009, Yardley Chase, Northants, VC32

Image:© Martin Townsend

Recording Grade: 3,5

Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London.

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