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Leaf miner on Impatiens noli-tangere

Observed: 22nd August 2013 By: cicuta58
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland
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I wondered if this leaf miner on Touch-me-not is any indicator of nativity or escape at this site?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Phytoliriomyza melampyga interacts


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I don't think that the

I don't think that the presence of a leaf miner has any bearing on whether the plant is native or not at a particular site.

PS you could easily make this into an interaction observation, re-using the plant pic to create a linked observation. If you have not tried this before, please do. Just click on 'Add an interaction'

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