6.002 .... B&F 159a
Antispila petryi (Martini, 1899)  
Status .....Discovered new to Nottinghamshire when leaf mines were found at Duke's Wood near Eakring and at then at the former Calverton Colliery site by Nick and Samantha Brownley in September 2023. The original find occurred simultaneously with the recording of Antispila metallella new to Nottinghamshire at Duke's Wood. This again is largely a southern species, but it occurs more widely than NBN Atlas records would suggest and it is thought likely to be under-recorded. Follow up records show this species to be less common than A. metallella in Nottinghamshire.

The identity of Antispila mines to species level, can be determined by the length of the cut-out at its widest part. Those measuring between 4.0 and 5.0mm are Antispila petryi, while those measuring between 5.5 and 7mm are Antispila metallella. Females of A. metallella make one to three practice slits, before actually laying the egg, and these are visible at the start of the mine. A. petryi females do not do this.
Vacated leaf mine on Dogwood Cornus sanguinea. Photographed at Gamston Wood, September 2023
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Antispila petryi  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nick and Samantha Brownley. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2023

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