in the leaf tip; the upper side is practically flat, the lower side
can turn somewhat to purple. The larva may mine 2-3 leaves (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).
young yellowish white, later grey green; head light brown; pronotum
with two parallel length lines, slightly widening rearwards and
divided by a narrow uncoloured stripe (Bladmineerders van Europa).
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 male, but not the female genitalia (check for update), are illustrated by the Lepidoptera
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: June-July (Bland, 1996a).
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain (Karsholt and van
Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea) including Cambridgeshire (VC29), Derbyshire (VC57), South Wiltshire
and Stafford (NBN
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belgium,
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian
mainland, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Romania, Russia - East, Slovakia,
Spanish mainland, Sweden and Switzerland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.