Dip:Agromyzidae
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Phytomyza pastinacae Hendel, 1923
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puparium

 

Food Plant: Heracleum sp. (Hogweed), Pastinaca sativa (wild Parsnip)

Mine: May-October

Notes: Forms a white, linear conspicuous mine which is identical to P.spondylii and the two species can only be distinguished by rearing and then dissection of the male genitalia. The puparium is initially a yellow olive colour (as shown) which turns black as it matures.

Data: 26.v.2018 ex mine 19.v.2018, Methwold Warren, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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