Heliozelidae

0159 (ABH6.002) Antispila treitschkiella (=petryi), (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843)

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Antispila treitschkiella mine on Dogwood
Antispila treitschkiella mine on Dogwood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Antispila treitschkiella mine on Dogwood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Larva visible in mine
Larva visible in mine
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larva cutting pupal case from leaf
Larva cutting pupal case from leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Two mines and pupal cutouts on Dogwood
Two mines and pupal cutouts on Dogwood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth is very similar to A. metallella but has a smaller, darker forewing and less coppery and paler, less purple hindwings.

 

The larvae produce a short gallery leading to blotch. An oval case is eventually cut.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 6mm.
Foodplant(s): Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 86 (31.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 May to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 26 June to 08 November

Similar Species
Longhorsley Moor
Longhorsley Moor
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
White, Grey, Black