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Holly mine - variation

Observed: 18th March 2011 By: RHomanRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Instead of the usual blotch close to the midrib, this mine has a more linear track. The thinking here is that the larva spends too long eating in just one direction. The development of scar tissue in the leaf then effectively traps the larva and prevents it from forming the usual blotch. (Alternatively it is the North American species, Phytomyza
ilicola - not!)

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Holly Leaf Gall Fly (Phytomyza ilicis) interacts