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Phytomyza leucanthemi Hering, 1935
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a long twisting mine

Food Plant: Chrysathemum leucanthemum/Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye Daisy)

Mine: Bivoltine: late spring & autumn

Pupa: Outside the mine. Puparium black

Notes: A long, irregular galley which widens distinctly, upper surface, but often starting lower surface and sometimes forming a secondary blotch. Most frequently on lower leaves. Common and widespread in South. Scotland: Perthshire. Note the larva in the mine.

Data: 08.vii.2007, Dinton Pastures, Berkshire, VC 22

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 4


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