Heterarthrus wuestneii

Alternative names
Heterarthrus healyi
Description

The larva of Heterarthrus wuestneii creates a blotch like mine on the leaves of Field maple.  The mine is similar to that of Heterarthrus aceris, but smaller and usually including the tip of a lobe. There is always a circular excised hole and the mines go brown. The larva pupates in a disc.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Where Field Maple occurs.

When to see it

Larval mines may be seen during summer and autumn when Field Maple is in leaf. 

UK Status

An uncommon and little recorded species in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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