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Parna tenella (Klug,1816)
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there is a very pale median sulcus on the prothorax
in ventral view the feet are unmarked


Food Plant: Tilia cordata (Small-leaved lime)

Mine: Summer

Notes: A local and scarce miner found on the large sucker growth. It makes large blotch mines, which cause the leaves to curl over. The larva is a pale colour and the feet are unmarked as it enters the prepupal stage (as shown).

Data: 27.vii.2005, ex mine, 22.vii.2005, Webb's Wood, North Wiltshire, VC7

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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