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Kent Moth Group


Antispila treitschkiella

Cherry Lift

Family: Heliozelidae

RES: 6.002 B&F: 159

Verification Grade (Adult):

Verification Grade (Mine):

A paper by van Nieukerken et al (2018) describes that Antispila treitschkiella feeds on Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas) with two distinct generations a year. 

Link to article describing discovery of this species in the UK

The Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) feeding species formerly named Antispila treitschkiella is now named Antispila petryi. All our former Antispila treitschkiella records in Kent will need to be reassigned to that species. 

Reference: van Nieukerken, Lees, Doorenweerd, Koster, Bryner, Schreurs, Martijn, Timmermans, Sattler (2018), Two European Cornus L. feeding leafmining moths, Antispila petryi Martini, 1899, sp. rev. and A. treitschkiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843) (Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae): an unjustified synonymy and overlooked range expansion, Nota Lepi. 41(1) 2018: 39–8

Habitat: The larval foodplant, Cornelian Cherry, is planted widely as an ornamental, as such the mines are likely to be found in urban and suburban situations.

Flight Season: Leaf-mine: June to July, August to early November. A short gallery leading to blotch, larva cutting an oval case.

Foodplant: Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas) only.

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Antispila treitschkiella (Cherry Lift) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Antispila treitschkiella (Cherry Lift) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Antispila treitschkiella (Cherry Lift) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

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