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Phytomyza lappae ( Goureau, 1851)
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long twisting angular mines


Food Plant: Arctium lappa (Greater Burdock), Arctium minus (Lesser Burdock)

Mine: Bivoltine: early summer & early autumn

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: A very long, white, upper surface gallery which follows the veins and can appear angular because of this. Usually several in one leaf. Widespread and locally common. Mine shown on Arctium sp.

Data: 2002

Image:© Tony Richardson

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