Hym:Tenthredinidae
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Profenusa thomsoni (Konow, 1886)
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dorsal view of larva
ventral view of larva

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: late summer.

Pupa: Outside the mine.

Notes: A blotch mine, usually starting in the centre of the leaf and running towards the edge. The larva has short feet and dark markings on the prosternum and two spots on the meso- and meta-sternum. The larva is shown in dorsal view (top) and ventral view (bottom photo).

Data: 05.ix.2014, Mol, (Antwerpen), Belgium. (top photo); 05.ix.2014 ex mine 31.viii.2014, Mol, (Antwerpen), Belgium (bottom photo).

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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