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Liriomyza erucifolii de Meijere, 1944
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the mine becomes a blotch


Food Plant: Senecio erucifolius (Hoary Ragwort) and Senecio jacobaea (Ragwort)

Mine: Summer and Autumn

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: The initial mine is a corridor, which normally follows the leaf edge. It then expands to form a blotch (as shown). A local and scarce miner.

Data: 06.vii.2007, Southwood, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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