Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Parna apicalis (Brischke, 1888)
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cocoon

 

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 Tilia sp. 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. Note the larval skin (top-left) and parasite cocoon (top-centre)

Data: 25.v.2014, Prinsenpark Retie, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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