and case-bearer: The larva feeds internally on the seeds and then forms a case which
consists of a seed capsule British
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). The male and female
genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: WSidespread in Britain including
Anglesey (VC52), Caernarvonshire (VC49), Cardiganshire (VC46), Denbighshire (VC50), East Suffolk (VC25),
Flintshire (VC51), Glamorganshire (VC41), North Essex and Pembrokeshire (NBN
Also Hayling Island, Hampshire (British
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea). See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Belgium, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, Finland, French
mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Norwegian
mainland, Poland, Romania, Russia - North and South, Sardinia, Slovakia,
Sweden, The Netherlands, and Ukraine (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea).
recorded in the East Palaearctic and Near East (Karsholt and van
Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: