Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Parna apicalis (Brischke, 1888)
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a blotch mine at the leaf edge

Food Plant: Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime), T. platophyllos, T.americana, T.europea, T.heterophylla, T.mexicana, T.mongolica, T.orbicularis, T.tormentosa

Mine: May

Notes: Formerly Parna reserii. Mine shown is on T.cordata. The larva is a pale brown, with pale brown head. Discovered in the UK in June 2007 by Keith Palmer. More mines were then confirmed in Cheshire by Steve Hind.

Data: 19.v.2006, ex mine 15.v.2006,Langenlois - Krems, Austria, Ewald Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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