European Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Pseudodineura parvula (Klug, 1816)
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dorsal view

 

Food Plant: Pulsatilla vulgaris ( Pasque Flower), P.grandis (Greater Pasque Flower)

Egg: laid at the edge of a leaf

Mine: May - June

Notes: forms elongated blotch mines at the leaf edge. The larva is pale green, with dark head pigmentation. Dorsally it has dark pigmentation at the anal end. Ventrally there are sclerotizations of the thoracic segments and the legs are ringed (as shown)

Data: 12.vi.2006, ex mine 29.v.2006, Langenlois, Austria, Ewald Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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