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Photo © Sally Rix,  25.05.10. Shipdham. [Barely 5mm.]

Immature stages

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Antispila metallella
Four-spot Lift

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)158 / 6.001
Norfolk status
Largest of the three Antispila species.

Day flying bronzy metallic species with pale metallic markings.

Leaf-mine: July - Aug.
Distinctive mine combination. Short gallery leading to large blotch. Larva then cuts an oval case 5-7mm in length.


Verification Grade Comment: As long as mine size is measured

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2020128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
28/07/2020127TM09 - Attleborough
28/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/10/2018+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
12/08/2018+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2020

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm.
Flight: May.
Foodplant:   Dogwood.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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