The larvae of the fly Phytoliriomyza melampyga mine the leaves of Impatiens species (Balsams). The larva forms a narrow linear mine in the first instar, later producing a large irregular whitish blotch with conspicuous frass.
Where the host plants occur.
When the host plants are in leaf.
Widespread in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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