Antispila metallella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth


Las Descargues, 15 August 2012
Antispila metallella Mine


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Antispila metallella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 8-9mm

A diurnal species on the wing in sunshine during May and early June; adults are yet to be recorded at Las Descargues but mines are plentiful.

Larvae feed on Cornus sanguinea creating a blotch mine next to which an elliptical hole is cut from which the pupal case is formed.