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Fenusella hortulana (Klug, 1818)
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Food Plant: Populus nigra (Black Poplar), P.alba (White Poplar)

Mine: May

Notes: Forms a blotch mine on the leaf edge. Care must be taken in identifying this miner as the mines of Fenusella glaucopis can appear similar.Identification is on larval characteristics, in particular the sclerotization of the anal ring. The larva shown has a broad anal ring and the legs have a banded appearance. Larva from P.alba mine.

Data: 20.v.2006 from mines 15.v.2006, Langenlois, Austria, E.Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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