According to Hering (1957a) the mines are similar to those of Rhamphus
oxyacanthae, but they occur in early summer. Moreover, the
pupation in the mine would take place in a cocoon (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Larva: The larvae of beetles have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles and lack abdominal legs (see examples).
Pupa: The pupae of beetles have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae:
May-June (Hering, 1957).
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Occurs in Britain (Mike Morris,
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including ? Corsica,
French mainland, Germany, Italian mainland, Poland, Slovakia, Spanish
mainland, Sweden, Switzerland and Yugoslavia (Alonso-Zarazaga in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.