Antispila treitschkiella
Antispila treitschkiella
Adult • Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire; reared from leafmine/case on Cornus • © Ben Smart

6.002 BF159

Antispila treitschkiella

(Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843)

Wingspan c. 6 mm.

This tiny species occurs locally in parts of southern England, flying in June and July.

The larva makes a distinctive blotch mine in a leaf of dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), rather like that of Antispila metallella, later cutting out a neat oval blotch to form a case in which it subsequently lives amongst leaf litter on the ground.

The larval mines can be located from August until early October.

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