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Ophiomyia heringi Starý, 1930
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external stem mnier


Food Plant: Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaved Bellflower), C. trachelium (Nettle-leaved Bellflower), Jasione montana (Sheep's-bit), Phyteuma sp. (Campions), Crepis biennis (Rough Hawksbeard), Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear), Lapsana communis ( Nipplewort), Sonchus sp. (Thistles)

Mine: Summer & Autumn

Notes: Forms an external stem mine with frass in two unconnected broken strips. Pupariation is at the end of the mine in a black puparium (as shown). An uncommon, but possibly overlooked species. Mine shown on Sonchus arvensis (Perennial Sow-thistle).

Data: 09.viii.2019, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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