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Phytomyza minuscula Goureau, 1851
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a short gallery is formed on the upper leaf surface

Food Plant: Aquilegia spp., Thalictrum (Meadow-Rue) spp.

Mine: Bivoltine: summer & autumn.

Notes: A relatively broad, short upper surface gallery (as shown). Frass in conspicuous black stripes. Common and widespread throughout British Isles. Mine shown on Aquilegia.

Data: 01.viii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording Grade: 1

Edmunds R, (2015), Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow-rue): a new host plant for Phytomyza minuscula Goureau, 1851 (Dip: Agromyzidae), Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 127: 278-278.
Hering, M (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Robbins, J (1990) - A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire.
Spencer, K A (1976) - The Agromyzidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark.
Spencer, K.A (1972) - "Diptera: Agromyzidae" Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Royal Entomological Society of London.

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