Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza aconiti Hendel, 1920
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several larvae in the mine

 

Food Plant: Aconitum spp.(Monkshood), Delphinium spp.

Mine: May, June, August-October

Notes: The larvae feed communally to form a large brown/blackish upper surface blotch, usually at the tip of a leaflet (as shown, on Monkshood). Up to 6 larvae can inhabit a mine. A widespread leaf miner in gardens.

Data: vii.2020, Stretham, Cambs, VC29

Image:© Ian Barton

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