Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Metallus pumilus (Klug,1814)
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there may be more than one mine in a leaf.

 

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

Mine: Summer and autumn

Notes: A local and uncommon miner. It forms a large blotch mine. 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 mine shown is on R.fructicosus. The leaf has two mines.

Data: 30.viii.2014 Meergoor, Mol (Antwerpen)

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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