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Parna apicalis (Brischke, 1888)
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a parasitised mine


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. The cocoon within the mine is Shawiana catenator. It was originally determined by Kees van Achterberg (Leiden, Netherlands).This species was reared also from Profenusa pygmaea, Fenusella nana, Fenusa ulmi etc

Data: 27.v.08, Bristol, Avon, VC6

Image:© Rich Andrews

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