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Melanagromyza eupatorii Spencer, 1957
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Food Plant: Eupatorium cannabinum (Hemp Agrimony), Inula conyzae (Ploughman's-spikenard), Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy), Senecio jacobaea ( Common Ragwort)

Mine: unknown

Notes: The larva is an internal stem borer, which also pupariates internally. The puparium has a small, lightly sclerotized, central horn in each of the posterior spiracles (as shown), surrounded by a ring of 10-12 bulbs. The puparium is a pale whitish-yellow (as shown). The puparium shown is in Eupatorium cannabinum (Hemp Agrimony)

Data: 25.i.2019, Painswick Beacon, East Gloucestershire, VC33

Image:© Robert Homan

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