European Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Hinatara recta (Thomson, 1871)
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eggs are anchored externally
close up of eggs


Food Plant: Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

Mine: May

Notes: Forms blotch mines on the leaf tips of very young, tender leaves. The mine has a characteristically speckled appearance due to frass deposition. The larva is pale in colour. The larvae are parasitised by Tryphoninae species, which are Ichneumon endoparasites of Symphyta. The egg clusters are anchored on the dorsal thoracic surface (top photo). The bottom photo is a close up of the egg clusters.

Data: 20.iv.2014, Neulengbach, Austria, Ewald Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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