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Cerodontha iridis (Hendel, 1927)
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Food Plant: Iris spp. eg I.foetidissima (Stinking Iris), I. ochroleucha, I.spuria (Blue Iris).

Mine: early Autumn

Notes: Forms a blotch mine, which may be large when several mines coalesce. Mines have a mottled appearance and is shown on Iris foetidissima

Synonym: Dizygomyza iridis

Pupa: In the mine

Data: 27.x.2007, Castle Ashby lakes, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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