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Pegomya sp. fly mine on dock

Observed: 1st June 2012 By: vburton
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Pegomya sp. on dock

Large blotch mine on the upperside of Broad-Leaved Dock Rumex obtusifolius.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pegomya interacts


Syrphus's picture

They can't, and not even from

They can't, and not even from the larvae in the mines. I keep meaning to make the effort to rear some, but so far have not found the time.



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dejayM's picture

an hour's work

I am going though all the posts of Pegomya (solennis).
I believe it unwise to agree to pictures of mines in plant tissue without fairly strong supporting evidence.
Note that Rob, who knows a thing or two about Leaf Miners, has agreed to the genera only here. There are VERY few agreements in leaf-miner posts

When posting my own, I usually go through other posts of these (obscure) observations - there are never many in Other Observations. I feel compelled to offer comment and be generally supportive and encouraging whenever possible.
For my post of today I looked at every other one in iSpot - a useful exercise.
Now see http://www.ispotnature.org/node/817566 - an hour's work.