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Species Fenusa dohrnii - European Alder Leafminer

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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 Fenusa
Species dohrnii (European Alder Leafminer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caliosysphinga dohrni Tischbein 1846
Explanation of Names
Fenusa dohrnii (Tischbein 1846)
♀ ~4 mm(1)
holarctic; transcontinental in so. Canada & n. US south to PA-IL-UT-NM-OR(1)
host: Alnus; larvae mine in the leaves(1)
Life Cycle
likely multiple generations per year(1)
males unknown(1)
Internet References
Species pages: anon. [AB](2) | Edmunds (2007) (UK)(3) | Pitkin et al. (2007-) (UK)(4) | Ellis (2007) (Europe)(5)