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Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, 1938
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forms irregular serpentine mines


Food Plant: A broadly polyphagous pest, though its preferred hosts tend to be in the Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae and Solanaceae.

Notes: Irregular serpentine mines. Liriomyza sativae is a quarantine pest species, often intercepted at UK points of entry. The species has yet to be found in the UK, or indeed in Europe. Suspected outbreaks should be reported to your local FERA Plant Health and Seeds Inspector (PHSI) , or: Tel – 01904 465625; Email – planthealth.info@fera.gsi.gov.uk; Web – www.defra.gov.uk/fera/plants/plantHealth.
Mine shown on Pepper.

Data: Photographs taken from a laboratory culture of L. sativae, held under licence 1995 -96.

Image: © Courtesy The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

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