Col: Buprestidae
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Trachys scrobiculatus Kiesenwetter, 1857
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upper leaf
upperside of leaf
lower side of leaf
underside of leaf
developed mine


Food Plant: Glechoma hederacea (Ground-ivy).
Recorded Elsewhere:
Mentha aquatica (Water Mint), Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal), Mentha suaveolens (Apple Mint)

Egg: on the leaf

Mine: May-July (Hering 1957)

Notes: Forms a large transparent mine at the leaf edge. The egg at the start of the mine is covered in a glossy black secretion. The pupa is formed inside the mine and is not in a cocoon. The mine is shown in upper view (top two photos); lower view (next two photos); upper view (bottom photo)

Data: (bottom, from same leaf),Mol~Molse zandputten (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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