Lep:Heliozelidae
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6.002 Antispila petryi Martini, 1899
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larva

 

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 form 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 larva of A.petryi has dark sclerotized plates on its dorsal surface (as shown), whereas A.metallella has none.

Data: 12.ix.2013

Image:© David Shenton

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