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Ophiomyia beckeri (Hendel, 1923)
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Food Plant: Cicerbita spp.(Blue sow-thistle), Leontodon spp.(Hawkbit), Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow-thistle), Taraxacum officinale agg (Dandelion)

Mine: Spring and Summer

Notes: Forms a mine along the midrib and has feeding spurs into the leaf. Pupation is in the mine at the base of the midrib. The pupa (above) is white and has posterior spiracles on a short stalk (each with 10-12 bulbs).

Data: 30.vi.2007, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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