Dip: Agromyzidae
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Ophiomyia aquilegiana Lundqvist, 1947
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Food Plant: Aquilegia vulgaris (Columbine), Thalictrum flavum (Common Meadow-rue)

Mine: June-July; August-September (Hering, 1957)

Notes: Forms a long stem mine (which may be up to 50cm long) with scattered black frass in clumps. Pupariation is at the end of the mine (as shown) and the puparium is yellow in the summer generation and black in the autumn one. Mine shown on Aquilegia vulgaris (Columbine).

Data: 20.xi.2020, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 2,5

Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Papp L & Cerný M, (2015) - Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Hungary. 1. Agromyzinae
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London.

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