0158 (ABH6.001) Antispila metallella (=pfeifferella), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman

General Information

This is a bronzy metallic moth with pale metallic markings.


The larvae produce a distinctive mine combination. A short gallery leads to large blotch. The larvae then cut an oval case 5-7mm in length.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 8-9mm.
Foodplant(s): Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
Flying: One generation, May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 May to 10 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 July to 11 November

Similar Species
Longhorsley Moor
Longhorsley Moor
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Antispila treitschkiella mine on Dogwood
Antispila treitschkiella mine on Dogwood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Larva Type:
White, Green, Brown