Pseudodineura fuscula (Klug, 1816)

Pseudodineura fuscula: mine on Ranunculus cassubicus

Ranunculus cassubicus, Russia, Ramensky district, Zhukovo village, 21.v.2019 © Andrey Ponomarev

Pseudodineura fuscula: mine on Ranunculus cassubicus

mine, lighted from behind

Pseudodineura fuscula: larva in mine

larva in the mine

Pseudodineura fuscula mine

Ranunculus repens, Nieuwendam

Pseudodineura fuscula mine

detail

Pseudodineura fuscula: mine on Ranunculus auricomus

Ranunculus auricomus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Rochefort, Ri d’Howisse © Chris Snyers

mine

Large glassy blotch, beginning as a short full depth corridor along the leaf margin (lower picture). Mine in the tip of a leaf segment. The leaf tissue around the mine often turning dark purple. Much, coarse, frass. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Ranuncuaceae, monophagous

Ranuculus aconitifolius, acris, alpestris, auricomus, bulbosus, cassubicus, lanuginosus, platanifolius, polyanthemos, repens.

phenology

Larvae fround from end April to in July (Buhr, 1941a). Contrary to the other mining sawflies spin the larvae of Pseudodinera an undergound cocoon, in which they hibernate in the pupal stage (Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher, 2006a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (van Ooststroom, 1976a).

LUX recorded (Chevin, Ellis & Schneider, 2011a).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Pyrenees, Italy and Romania, and from Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

synonyms

Pelmatopus fusculus.

notes

Hering (1957a) and Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher (2006a) call the species very common in Germany and Austria, but in Holland I only know a handfull of localities.

references

Altenhofer (2003a), Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher (2006a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1970a, 1979a), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1933a, 1941a, 1964a), Chevin, Ellis & Schneider (2011a), Csóka (2003a), Haase (1942a), Haris (2009a), Hartig (1939a), Heibo, Lønnve, Barstad ao (2014a) Noorwegen, Hering (1921a, 1924a,b, 1925a,b, 1931f, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kvičala (1938a), Liston (1995a), Liston ao (2012a), Lorenz & Kraus (1957a), Michalska (1972a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1954a), Nyman, Zinovjev, Vikberg & Farrell (2006a), van Ooststroom (1976a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Robbins (1991a), Scobiola-Palade (1974a), Seidel (1957a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Viramo (1969a), Wahlgren (1944a).

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