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Heterarthrus aceris (Kaltenbach, 1856)
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this is a ventral view
this is a dorsal view


Food Plant: Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore) only.

Mine: Univoltine: early summer.

Notes: A large, upper surface marginal blotch, usually going brown and usually with an excised hole, which is characteristic of Heterarthrus species. A widespread miner of Sycamore. The larva has the prosternal collar (shown in the top photo) which is characteristic of Heterarthrus species. It also has two further sternal spots. The dorsal view of the larva below shows the weakly pigmented prothorax.

Data: 27.vi.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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