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Chromatomyia primulae (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851)
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mine long and narrow with conspicuous black lumps

Food Plant: Primula farinosa (Birdseye Primrose), P.veris (Cowslip) and P.vulgaris (Primrose)

Mine: January, June-November

Notes: Mine long and narrow, white, with frass in conspicuous,widely spaced black lumps. Pupation in the mine adjoining a vein, with
anterior spiracles projecting through the epidermis. Anterior spiracles divided into two arms; posterior spiracles each on a large, widely-separated conical protuberance, with a total of up to 30 minute pores.

Data: 12.vi.2002, Bekshire, VC22

Image:© Malcom Storey

Recording Grade: 1

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