The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Fenusella glaucopis (Konow, 1907)
[Tenthredinidae]


Fenusa glaucopis Konow, 1907
Fenusella glaucopis (Konow, 1907)
Messa glaucopis (Konow, 1907)
Fenusa glaucopsis Konow, 1907 [Unavailable]
Fenusella glaucopsis Konow, 1907 [Unavailable].
Messa glaucopsis
(Konow, 1907) [Unavailable].


Mine on Fenusella glaucopis on Populus canescens Image: Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)
Mine on Fenusella glaucopis on Populus x canescens
Image: © Willem Ellis (Bladmineerders van Europa)

Leaf miner: Transparent blotch, starting at the leaf margin, quickly turning brown. Frass in scattered grains (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Larva: The larvae of sawflies have a head capsule, chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles, six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (although they may be reduced) (see examples).

Pupa: The pupae of sawflies have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths.

Pupation outside the mine (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Adult: Details unknown.

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Salicaceae        
Populus alba White Poplar British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant, as Messa glaucopis
Populus nigra Black-poplar British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant, as Messa glaucopis
Populus tremula Aspen British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant, as Messa glaucopis

Hosts elsewhere:

Salicaceae        
Populus alba White Poplar British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Populus x canescens     Bladmineerders van Europa
Populus nigra Black-poplar British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Populus tremula Aspen British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: May (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Comments: Full synonymy and references are listed in ECatSym - Electronic World Catalog of Symphyta.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire (NBN Atlas).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Italian mainland, Poland, Russia - Central and Sweden (van Achterberg in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Populus alba, Populus x canescens, Populus nigra, Populus tremula

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Unknown.



External links: Search the internet:
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Atlas
NHM UK Checklist
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