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6.002 Antispila treitschkiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843)
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treitschkiella is on the left and metalella on the right


Food Plant: Cornus (Dogwood)

Egg: in a slit near the leaf margin

Mine: August-October

Notes: Formerly A.petryi. The initial mine is a short gallery at the leaf edge, which expands to from a blotch. The larva cuts out an oval case 4-5.5mm long. The photo above shows the mine and cut out of A.treitschkiella (left) and A.metalella (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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