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Phytomyza calthophila Hering (1931)
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the mines brown as they age


Food Plant: Caltha palustris (Marsh marigold)

Mine: July, September

Notes: Makes a long narrow mine, which turns brown as it ages (as shown). A local miner, but widespread in the UK

Data: 15.vii.2009, Holehird, Ambleside, Cumbria, VC69

Image:© Robert Homan

Recording Grade: 5

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