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Heterarthrus cuneifrons Altenhofer & Zombori, 1987
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larva pupating in disc


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 (as shown), which is made furthest away from the leaf centre. First discovered in Kent in 2005.It is a scarce leaf miner in Europe

Data: 11.vi.2012, Meerhout, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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