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Liriomyza cicerina (Rondani, 1875)
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forms long winding mines

Food Plant: Ononis repens (Restharrow), Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow), Melilotus spp. (Melilot)

Mine: April-June; August; September

Notes: Forms a long winding upper surface shallow mine, which may develop into a secondary blotch. The mine is intially green (as shown) and then turns whitish. The frass is in thin threads and alternates from side to side of the gallery. A local species. Mine shown, with larva, is on Ononis repens

Data: 17.vi.2015, Braunton, North Devon, VC4

Image:© John Martin

Recording Grade: 2

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