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Fenusella nana (Klug, 1816)
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larva in mine


Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: Summer and Autumn

Pupa: outside the mine

Notes: Formerly Messa nana. The mine starts at the tip of a vein at the leaf edge and a plug of frass is left at the start of the mine (as shown in the developing mine). The larva is intially green and then turns a dark yellow colour towards maturity. Mine shown is on Betula pendula.

Data: 31.v.2014, Meerhout, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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