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Liriomyza obliqua Hendel, 1931
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Food Plant: unknown in the UK. Picris hieracioides (Hawkweed Oxtongue) in Lithuania

Mine: unknown

Notes: The initial short mine widens to form a visible upper surface blotch, which then tuns brownish. Pupariation is external on the ground. The brown puparium has conical posterior spiracles, which are joined at the base. Each has an ellipse of nine minute bulbs with the tenth being slightly elongate. A rare European species, first discovered in Britain (Warrington and Tschirnhaus (2018)) from an adult swept at Wharram Quarry, North Yorkshire (VC 62) in July 2018 by BPW.



Recording Grade: 5

Ostrauskas, H, Pakalni
škis, S, Taluntyté, L (2005) - Dipteran leafminers in the vicinity of glasshouses and plant markets in Lithuania, Bulletin OEPP, 35(1), 73-77
Papp L & Cerný M (2017) - Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Hungary. 3. Phytomyzinae 2

Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.
Warrington, BP and von Tschirnhaus M (2018) - Liriomyza obliqua Hendel (Diptera, Agromyzidae new to Britain with European data and morphological notes, Dipterists Digest, 25,2, 135-138

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