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6.002 Antispila treitschkiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843)
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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 larva of A.treitschkiella 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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