Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Parna apicalis (Brischke, 1888)
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the larva is parasitised

 

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. The larva is parasitised by the endoparasitic ichneumonid Lathrolestes sp. The egg can be seen towards the end of the abdomen. Discovered in the Uk in June 2007 by Keith Palmer. More mines were then confirmed in Cheshire by Steve Hind.

Data: preserved specimen 15.v.2008, Zwett, Austria, Ewald Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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