ⓘ Antispila distyliella

                                     

ⓘ Antispila distyliella

Antispila distyliella is a moth of the family Heliozelidae. It is found on the Ryukyu Islands in Japan.

Length of fore wings is 3.1–3.8 mm 0.12–0.15 V. On the front wings dark brown with violet reflections, and two silvery-white spots spinal cord with a metallic sheen. Wings pale-brownish with a metallic sheen. Adults appear from early to mid-June.

The larvae feed on Distylium racemosum. They get in the blade of the host plant. Initially, the mine has the form of a winding linear mine in the palisade layer. Later, she becomes a full depth blotch mine. The adult larvae to do business with the epidermal layer by cutting the leaves. They will close the case and fall to the ground. Pupation occurs in the case. Larvae can be found from late March to early April.