Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Metallus pumilus (Klug,1814)
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the anal ring has few denticulations

 

Food Plant: Rubus fructicosus (Bramble), R.idaeus (Raspberry)

Mine: Summer and autumn

Notes: A local and uncommon miner. It forms a large blotch mine (a developing mine is shown). The larva has a large prothoracic plate, two further thoracic spots and one spot on the first abdominal segment (this distinguishes it from M.albipes - which only has three spots). The anal ring is shown above and it has few denticulations.

Data: 26.viii.2005, Mileham,Norfolk,VC28

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