Topic: Antispila petryi

Can we have Antispila petryi (NBN ID code: NHMSYS0000501270) reinstated as a distinct species? It has been split from Antispila treitschkiella (NHMSYS0000501272).

Records of mines on Cornus mas remain Antispila treitschkiella, whilst those recorded from Cornus sanguinea (which is most of them) will be Antispila petryi.

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Dave Slade
Senior IT & Records Officer,
15 Talbot Road, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, CF72 8AD
www.sewbrec.org.uk, www.sewbrecord.org.uk


Re: Antispila petryi

Hi Dave - do you think the history of this species is such that we should consider the existing species an aggregate and then split off 2 new "sensu stricto" species? Or have the 2 names been used for the galls on different hosts?

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)