European Hym:Tenthredinidae
  home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | news | books
Heterarthrus leucomela (Klug, 1818)
< back
anal ring


Egg: laid at the tip of a leaf

Mine: August - September

Notes: A large blotch mine is formed from the tip of a leaf. The pupa is formed in the disc. The species has a long feeding period, more than two months (similar to Heterarthrus nemoratus). Completed mines may be found at the end of July in lower regions of Austria. The larva dorsally has a dark head and pigmentation on the prothorax. Ventrally it has the typical prothoracic 'collar' and spots on the meso- and metathorax. The legs are ringed. The anal ring has fine denticulations (as shown).

Data: 06.ix.2006, Fleet, Hants,VC12 ex mine 01.ix.2006, Etzen, Austria, Ewald Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

sponsored by Colin Plant Associates (UK) LLP/Consultant Entomologists