Details unknown (British
leafminers; 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).
The larva is described in Bladmineerders van Europa.
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 male
and female genitalia, are illustrated as Cosmiotes consortella
by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: April to August British
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Occurs scattered throughout
the UK, except N.Scotland and Ireland (British
leafminers), including Bedfordshire (VC30), Buckinghamshire (VC24), East Norfolk (VC27),
East Suffolk (VC25), North Wiltshire (VC7), South Devon (VC3), South Wiltshire and
West Cornwall (NBN
Gateway, as Cosmiotes consortella).
in well drained grassland British
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea).
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consortella, as Cosmiotes consortella
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, French mainland, Germany,
Italian mainland, Lithuania, Norwegian mainland, Portuguese mainland,
Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland,
The Netherlands and Ukraine (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.