Spathulate leaf case, about 8 mm long, with a mouth angle around
45°. Before making its first case the young larva lives in a
frass-filled contorted corridor (Bladmineerders van Europa).
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 genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera
Dissection Group (check for update).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including South Aberdeen
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including ? Corsica, Danish
mainland, Estonia, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Italian mainland,
Latvia, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Spanish mainland and Sweden
(Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.