Heterarthrus wuestneii

    Alt Name
    Heterarthrus healyi

    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

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map