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Phytomyza lappae ( Goureau, 1851)
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young mines are shown


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. Developing mines are shown above. Usually several in one leaf. Widespread and locally common. Mine shown on Arctium sp.

Data: 06.vii.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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