Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Antispila petryi

Antispila petryi Martini, 1898

yellow-spot lift

on Cornus

Antispila petryi: mines on Cornus sanguinea

Cornus sanguinea Geulhem, leg C. Doets © Erik van Nieukerken, from van Nieukerken ao (2018a).


Contrary to A. metallella the mine is not preceded by a row of punctures. The excision is smaller, 4-5 mm.

host plants

Cornaceae, narrowly monophagous

Cornus sanguinea & subsp. australis.

Occasionally on cultivated Cornus alba.


Univoltine; larvae from august until the fall.


Recorded from the Netherland and Belgium, to be expected in Luxemburg.

distribution within Europe

From England to Greece, and from Sweden and Poland to Portugal.


Mesonotum with a black spot (missing in A. treitschkiella). Abdominal segment 8 dorsally at anal end with a row of ca 5 large black warts.


For many years confused with A. treitschkiella


Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2016a), Dziurzyński (1952a), Kurz (2016a), van Nieukerken, Lees, Doorenweerd ao (2018), Pastorális, Kosorín, Tokár ao (2018a).

Last modified 17.x.2019