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Hogweed leaf miner

Observed: 5th June 2012 By: Jonathan
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Heracleum leaf mine 2400dpi

2400 dpi scan of the lobe of a hogweed leaf

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I see. Thanks, Robert. I

I see. Thanks, Robert. I continue to look for leaf miners.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Either spondylii or pastinacea

You may both think me a nuisance but I have an observation of my own to add soon as I have found the mines in my garden. Research led me here (a good thing) but I know from experience that this post may not appear in Other Observations (or have any of its own - there are four) until the ID panel is properly formed (and likely) I am not after points of course!
I have been bold and raised my Confidence beyond my status but Robert is certain, so I should be!

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I have moved further - see my post in which I propose that spondylii is far more likely (maybe for both of us) as pastinacea has only two pretty old records in England.
Not, as Robert says, for the faint-hearted but hey I'm getting stronger!