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).
Yellowish grey (Bland, 1996a).
Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
See Traugott-Olsen and Nielsen (1977a).
The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The male
genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Larvae from April till July (Bland, 1996a).
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including Anglesey (VC52), Caernarvonshire (VC49), Cheshire (VC58), Cumberland (VC70),
Denbighshire (VC50), Derbyshire (VC57), County Durham (VC66), East Norfolk (VC27), East Suffolk (VC25), Easterness (VC96),
Herefordshire (VC36), Kincardineshire (VC91), Merionethshire (VC48), North Aberdeenshire (VC93), North Ebudes (VC104), Radnorshire (VC43), South Aberdeenshire (VC92), Stafford and Westmorland (NBN
recorded in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
(Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea) See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary,
Latvia, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Russia- Central, North and Northwest,
Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.