Leaf-miner: At first a long gallery with a black central line. The older larvae make fleck mines by slicing open the leaf margin and mining into the leaf tissue from there. (Bladmineerders van Europa).
mines are illustrated in Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. (124) 2012: 59-63.
Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).
Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
The adult is not illustrated in UKMoths (check for update).
genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group (check for update).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland: Currently unknown
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Rachel Terry discovered an adult whilst looking through a moth trap in 2009 (British
leafminers - Newsletter 26 and Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. (124) 2012: 59-63).
elsewhere: Canary Islands, (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea) and with cultivated Argyranthemum introduced in France and Italy (Cocquempot & Nel, 2009a), Britain (Terry, 2012a), and even Finland (Siloaho, 2008a) (Bladmineerders van Europa)
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.