Initially a narrow brownish mine with blackish frass at its base,
then moves to another leaf, forming a broader mine. Both mines can
pucker the blade (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).
Attached to leaf or stem with silken girdle (British
The adult is not illustrated in UKMoths. The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae: October-April, July (British
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including Bedfordshire (VC30),
Cambridgeshire (VC29), Cheshire (VC58), Derbyshire (VC57), Glamorganshire (VC41), Herefordshire (VC36), Hertfordshire (VC20), North Hampshire (VC12), Shropshire (VC40), South Wiltshire (VC8), Staffordshire (VC39),
Surrey (VC17), West Gloucestershire (VC34), West Kent (VC16), Westmorland (VC69) and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
See also British
leafminers distribution map.
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea, as obliquella). See NDBC interactive map.
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Belgium, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, French mainland,
Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Norwegian mainland,
Poland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Russia - East, Slovakia, Spanish
mainland, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea, as obliquella).
interactive distribution map(s) of known host species in Great Britain & Ireland:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: