Profenusa thomsoni

Alternative names
Fenusa thomsoni
Amber-marked Birch Leaf Miner
Description

A small (3 to 4 mm) black bodied insect with infuscated wings. The larvae mine the leaves of Birch - see ‘Further info.’ link)

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine * Leafmine can only be reliably recorded if the larva is present and can be photographed (from above and below).

Recording advice

Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Leafmine: Can only be reliably recorded if the larva is present and can be photographed (from above and below).

Habitat

Areas where Birch is present.

When to see it

Adult May to July. Leafmine: late summer.

UK Status

Although it seems to be widely distributed in England it is rarely encountered or recorded.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map