Bark-miner: Mines in the young green bark
leafminers). The mine is illustrated in UKMoths and 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: Details unknown.
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: Can be found all year, with fully grown larvae late May and June (British
of year - adults: End of July. It can also overwinter and be
found again in April and May (UKMoths).
in Great Britain & Ireland: A local species occurring in south-east and southern England, though it is easily overlooked (UKMoths).
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Greek mainland, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norwegian mainland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Russia - Central, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlans, Ukaine Also recorded in the Near East (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.