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Metallus lanceolatus (C.G.Thomson, 1870)
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ventral view of head
ventral view of anal ring


Food Plant: Geum aleppicum (Common Avens), G x 'Borisii' (Boris avens), G.urbanum (Herb Bennett)

Mine: Bivoltine: summer & early autumn.

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: A full depth blotch. Frass black and plentiful. Local. (Formerly called Metallus gei). The larva has sclerotizations of the thoracic segments (as shown) and also of the anal ring (lower photo)

Data: 19.vi.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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