Lep:Heliozelidae
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6.0021 Antispila petryi Martini, 1899
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the larva has excised a case from the leaf leaving an oval hole

Food Plant: Cornus sanguinea (Dogwood)

Egg: in a slit near the leaf margin, on the underside of a leaf

Mine: August-October

Notes: The initial mine is a short gallery at the leaf edge, which expands to from a blotch. The larva cuts out an oval case 4-5mm long. This was identified as Antispila treitschkiella until the paper of van Nieurkerken et al (2018) showed that it had been wrongly synonomised and was in fact Antispila petryi on Cornus sanguinea. Antispila treitschkiella is found on Cornus mas and is bivoltine, whereas petryi is univoltine.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 159

Image:© David Manning

References:
van Nieukerken, Lees, Doorenweerd, Koster, Bryner, Schreurs, Martijn, Timmermans, Sattler (2018), Two European Cornus L. feeding leafmining moths, Antispila petryi Martini, 1899, sp. rev. and A. treitschkiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843) (Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae): an unjustified synonymy and overlooked range expansion, Nota Lepi. 41(1) 2018: 39–8

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