Bark-miner: The long mine is found in the bark of thin branches of Elm. Little
known of the life history (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).
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:
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae: Summer (British
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Discovered in 1994 in Hunts
See also British
leafminers distribution map.
NBN Grid Map:
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Croatia, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, French mainland, Greek
mainland, Italian mainland, Macedonia, Norwegian mainland, Poland,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine. Also recorded in East Palaearctic
and Near East (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.