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6.0021 Antispila petryi Martini, 1899
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treitschkiella is on the left and metalella on the right

 

Food Plant: Cornus sanguinea (Dogwood)

Egg: in a slit near the leaf margin

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.The photo above shows the mine and cut out of A.petryi (left) and A.metallella (right). Both mines were found on the same bush.

Data: 08.viii.2010, Chicksands Wood, Bedfordshire, VC 30, Andy & Melissa Banthorpe

Image:© Andy Banthorpe

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