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Chromatomyia nigra (Meigen, 1830)
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long whitish mine


Food Plant: Anthoxanthum odoratum ( Sweet Vernal-grass), Arrhenatherum elatius ( False Oat-grass), Avenula sp., Brachypodium sylvaticum (False Brome), Calamagrostis canescens ( Purple Small-reed), Dactylis glomerata (Cock's-foot), Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair-grass), Deschampsia flexuosa (Wavy Hair-grass), Elymus repens (Common Couch), Festuca rubra (Red Fescue), Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire-fog), Holcus mollis (Creeping Soft-grass), Milium effusum (Wood Millet), Phalaris arundinacea (Reed Canary-grass), Phleum pratense (Timothy grass), Poa pratensis (Smooth Meadow-grass), Poa trivialis (Rough Meadow-grass), Secale cereale (Rye), Triticum aestivum (Bread Wheat)

Mine: Spring to Autumn

Notes: Forms a narrow whitish linear mine. Pupariation occurs within the mine (as shown), with the long anterior spiracles projecting through the epidermis. The puparium is yellowish-brown. A widespread and common miner. Tha adult was reared and emerged 19.v.2020

Data: 29.iv,2020, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

Recording Grade: 5

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