Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Profenusa pygmaea (Klug, 1816)
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ventral view
dorsal view

 

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Mine: Univoltine: summer

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: A large, whitish, upper surface blotch. Often pyriform. Widespread. As the mine ages it can appear as a large brown blotch. The immature larva is shown. It has a pale dorsal prothoracic plate. In ventral view the spots on the meso and metathorax are more clearly seen.

Data: 24.vi.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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