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Liriomyza artemisicola (de Meijere, 1924)
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a compact mine with stringy frass

Food Plant: Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort)

Mine: late Spring and late Summer

Notes: Forms compact, very convoluted mines, with stringy frass. The larva is yellow and the three three hooklike teeth of the rear spiraculum in L.artemisicola are of equal size, while in L.demeijerei one is distinctly larger than the other two.

Data: 25.vi.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 4,5

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