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Photo#742173
Anthomyiidae, (interrupted fern, front) - Chirosia filicis

Anthomyiidae, (interrupted fern, front) - Chirosia filicis
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
June 18, 2012
Collected leaf miner on interrupted fern, Osmunda claytoniana
U tube, eating: http://youtu.be/snCr8_lkEU4

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Anthomyiidae, (interrupted fern, front) - Chirosia filicis Anthomyiidae, (interrupted fern, back) - Chirosia filicis Anthomyiidae, larva in mine - Chirosia filicis Anthomyiidae, larva  - Chirosia filicis Anthomyiidae, puparium - Chirosia filicis Braconidae on Anthomyiidae, parasitoid wasp

Moved
Moved from Chirosia.

Moved
Moved from Flies.
Note the white egg at the beginning of the mine on the underside of the frond (second photo). As noted under the photo of the braconid: The host is a Chirosia (Anthomyiidae) that has never been reared (or documented in any literature as far as I know). The larvae burrow in soil and overwinter before emerging as adults. I have several in my refrigerator, waiting for spring.

Do you have any other photos of unidentified leaf mines hiding in places other than the 'unidentified leaf mines' section?

 
I increased the size of
the white egg, and I still wouldn't have recognized it as such.
Yes, I do have some old, unsuccessful rearings of leaf miners that I've never posted to BG.

 
That question
(from five years ago) was more asking about leaf mines that are on BG but posted to "Flies" or "Moths" where I wouldn't know to look for them. Doesn't really matter, since I've since learned to just periodically go to your profile and scroll through all your recent photos, but as you've probably noticed, I get to them much more quickly when they're posted to "unidentified leaf mines."

 
oh golly
I didn't even LOOK at the date.
Sorry. I guess I don't have to go through the past years looking.
But now I do know about all the unidentified "sign" categories.

 
oh golly
I didn't even LOOK at the date.
Sorry.
But now I do know about all the unidentified "sign" categories.

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