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Species Metallus lanceolatus

leaf mine - Metallus lanceolatus leaf mine larva - Metallus lanceolatus Metallus lanceolatus Metallus lanceolatus Unid Leafminer DWWgc1 - Metallus lanceolatus blotch mine of Geum macrophyllum - Metallus lanceolatus Tenthredinidae, under side of leaf - Metallus lanceolatus Tenthredinidae, larva - Metallus lanceolatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Symphyta" - Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps)
Family Tenthredinidae (Common Sawflies)
Subfamily Heterarthrinae
Tribe Fenusini
Genus Metallus
Species lanceolatus (Metallus lanceolatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metallus bensoni Smith 1971, Metallus gei (Brischke 1883)
Explanation of Names
Metallus lanceolatus (Thomson 1870)
Size
♀ 3.5-4.5 mm(1)(2)
Range
native to Europe(2), adventive in our area and now found across n. NA
Food
Larvae mine in leaves of avens (Geum, Rosaceae)(3)
Remarks
earliest NA record: BC 1936(1)
Internet References
Species pages: Ellis (2007) (Europe)(3) | Edmunds (2007) (UK)(4) | Pitkin et al. (2007-) (UK)(5)