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Ox-eye daisy leaf miner

Observed: 26th July 2011 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Ox-eye leaf miner 2011-07-26
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Description:

Looking at the example and descriptions on the British and European the closest match is Phytomyza leucanthemi. The British site states that this is common and widespread in the South but this is not reflected on the NBN Map. I would appreciate other opinions.

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Species interactions

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Agromyzidae

Thank you for your suggestion.

I noticed that there were two laval like entities in the mine but they were in the middle of the mine and did not seem to be moving. Unfortunately I did not dig them out to check them. Do these larva shed their skins at any stage, could they have been pupae? Would more than one larva share a mine?

Thanks

Keith