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Heterarthrus cuneifrons Altenhofer & Zombori, 1987
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forms a large central blotch

Food Plant: Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore)

Egg: laid in the centre of the leaf

Mine: early Summer

Notes: Forms a large central blotch mine, which rarely reaches the leaf edge. The pupa forms inside a disc in the mine, which is made furthest away from the leaf centre. First discovered in Kent in 2005. This sighting by R.Homan represents the second British record. It is a scarce leaf miner in Europe

Data: 12,vii.2013, Cranham, East Gloucestershire, VC 33

Image:© Robert Homan

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