Flat, whitish. Pupation outside the mine (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).
Yellow-grey, head light brown (Bland, 1996a) (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
Described by Bland (1996a) (Bladmineerders van Europa).
The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The male
genitalia, but not the female genitalia (check for update), are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae:
March - May, and July (Bladmineerders van Europa).
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain
including Anglesey (VC52), Bedfordshire (VC30), Caernarvonshire (VC49),
Cambridgeshire (VC29), Cumberland (VC70), Derbyshire (VC57), East Cornwall (VC2), East Norfolk (VC27),
East Suffolk (VC25), Easterness (VC96), Glamorganshire (VC41), Herefordshire (VC36), Hertfordshire (VC20),
Huntingdonshire (VC31), Kincardineshire (VC91), Merionethshire (VC48), Middlesex (VC21), Monmouthshire (VC35),
Montgomeryshire (VC47), North Aberdeenshire (VC93), North Devon (VC4), North Ebudes (VC104), North Hampshire (VC12), North Somerset (VC6), North Wiltshire (VC7), Pembrokeshire (VC45), Shropshire (VC40),
South Aberdeenshire (VC92), South Hampshire (VC11), South Lancashire (VC59), South Somerset (VC5),
South Wiltshire (VC8), South-west Yorkshire (VC63), Staffordshire (VC39), Surrey (VC17), West Cornwall (VC1),
West Gloucestershire (VC34), West Norfolk (VC28), West Suffolk (VC26), Westmorland (VC69) and
Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
recorded in the Republic of Ireland and Northern 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, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Norwegian mainland, Poland, Romania, Russia - Central, North and
Northwest, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands (Karsholt
and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.