Leaf-miner: Generally small, upper-surface, pear-shaped mines, half of their
surface stuffed with frass. In the frass-free part an oval, flattened
larva. Often several mines in a leaf. Prior to oviposition the larvae
eat, a large number of tiny holes in the leaves (Bladmineerders van Europa).
The larva over winters in the upper surface mine. There can be several mines in a leaf (British
Larva: The larvae of beetles have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles and lack abdominal legs (see examples).
The larva is illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa.
Pupa: The pupae of beetles have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: August - October (British
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including
Anglesey (VC52), Bedfordshire (VC30), Breconshire (VC42), Caernarvonshire (VC49), Cambridgeshire (VC29),
Cardiganshire (VC46), Carmarthenshire (VC44), Cumberland (VC70), Denbighshire (VC50), Dorset (VC9),
Dumfriesshire (VC72), East Gloucestershire (VC33), East Kent (VC15), East Norfolk (VC27), East Suffolk (VC25), East Sussex (VC14), Easterness (VC96), Glamorganshire (VC41), Herefordshire (VC36), Hertfordshire (VC20),
Huntingdonshire (VC31), Leicestershire (VC55), Merionethshire (VC48),
Monmouthshire (VC35), Montgomeryshire (VC47), North Ebudes (VC104), North Lincolnshire (VC54),
South Northumberland (VC67), Nottinghamshire (VC56), Pembrokeshire (VC45), Radnorshire (VC43),
Shropshire (VC40), South Hampshire (VC11), South Lancashire (VC59), South Lincolnshire (VC53),
South Somerset (VC5), Staffordshire (VC39), Surrey (VC17), Warwickshire (VC38), West Cornwall (VC1), West Gloucestershire (VC34), West Kent (VC16), West Lancashire (VC60), West Norfolk (VC28), West Ross,
West Suffolk (VC26), West Sussex (VC13), Westmorland (VC69) and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
recorded in the Republic of Ireland and Northern
Ireland (Alonso-Zarazaga in Fauna Europaea) and in Ireland (InvertebrateIreland Online).
NBN Grid Map:
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Bulgaria,
Corsica, French mainland, Germany, Greek mainland, Hungary, Italian
mainland, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia - East, Sardinia, Sicily,
Slovakia and Yugoslavia.
recorded in the East Palaearctic and North Africa (Alonso-Zarazaga
in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.