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Phytomyza lappae ( Goureau, 1851)
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a long angular mine


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: Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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