The Moths of Suffolk
158 Antispila metallella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, probably over-looked

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May

Larval foodplants : Dogwood (Swida sanguinea), mining the leaves

Records : Clare (A Prichard (21.viii.2001), Little Blakenham (A Prichard, 14.ix.2001)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhylloporia bistrigella
Antispila petryi
    Leaf-mineAntispila petryi

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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