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Liriomyza artemisicola (de Meijere, 1924)
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the larva is yellow
a short compact mine is formed


Food Plant: Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort)

Mine: late Spring and late Summer

Notes: Forms compact, very convoluted mines, with stringy frass. The larva is yellow (top photo) and the 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 (top photo), 26.vi.2007 (bottom photo), Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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