larvae feed on marsh pea, spinning two leaves together (UKMoths).
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 illustrated in UKMoths.
The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection
Group (check for update).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: The moth has two generations and is on the
wing in May and June and subsequently late July to August (UKMoths).
in Great Britain & Ireland: Occurring in a few wetland localities
in East Anglia including Norfolk (Horning Hall Marshes) (UKMoths);
Cambridgeshire (VC29), Cheviotland, East Norfolk and West Suffolk (VC26) (NBN
NBN Grid Map:
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Danish mainland,
Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Poland, Romania,
Russia - Central, Slovakia, Sweden and The Netherlands (Karsholt
and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: