European Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Silliana lhommei (Hering, 1934)
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early mine

 

Food Plant: Phillyrea latifolia (Mock Privet)

Mine: March, April

Notes: A blotch mine with copious dense dark frass filling the mine, leaving clear edges. An early mine is shown. The mine may occupy the whole leaf. The larva leaves the mine to pupate. Found in France, Italy, Croatia and the islands of the Mediterranean, from the Balearics to Crete.

Data: ex mines 06-07.iv.2009, Pula, Istria, Croatia, Ewald Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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