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IMG_5141

Observed: 23rd August 2012 By: Jan WellsJan Wells’s reputation in InvertebratesJan Wells’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_5141
Description:

Purple rings with yellow centre on leaves of a plant (Sorry cannot identify the plant either). Guess this to be from leaf miner but not sure. Any ideas please? I believe this to be Leaf mines of Enteucha acetosae on Common Sorrel

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Species with which Enteucha acetosae interacts

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Martin Harvey's picture

leaf

Hello Jan. I can't identify your leaf but it definitely isn't Sorrel - it's too hairy and the wrong shape. Could it be Devil's-bit Scabious?

Which leaves the question of what's caused the marks on the leaf and I'm not much help there either. Doesn't look like a leaf-mine to me, but perhaps a gall, fungus or disease?

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