Hym:Tenthredinidae
  home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | news | books
Heterarthrus cuneifrons Altenhofer & Zombori, 1987
< back
makes central blotcvh mines on the leaf

 

Food Plant: Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore)

Egg: laid in the centre of the leaf

Mine: early Summer

Notes: Forms a large central blotch mine, which rarely reaches the leaf edge. The pupa forms inside a disc in the mine, which is made furthest away from the leaf centre. First discovered in Kent in 2005. This sighting by R.Homan represents the second British record. It is a scrace leaf miner in Europe

Data: 12,vii.2013, Cranham, East Gloucestershire, VC 33

Image:© Robert Homan

sponsored by Colin Plant Associates (UK) LLP/Consultant Entomologists

www.leafmines.co.uk