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Phytomyza conyzae Hendel,1920
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a long twisting mine


Food Plant: Inula spp. (Fleabanes), Pulicaria dysenterica (Common Fleabane), Arnica montana (Arnica).

Mine: Summer and early Autumn

Pupa: outside or in the mine

Notes: Mines down the leaf from the tip, then doubles back and then mines towards the apex, often doubling back a second time, towards the leaf base. Mine shown on Common Fleabane.

Data: 16.vii.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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