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 illustrated in UKMoths.
The male genitalia, but not the female genitalia (check for update), are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: The adult moths fly in June and July, and
frequent grassland (UKMoths).
in Great Britain & Ireland: From south-east England to southern
including Banffshire (VC94), Bedfordshire (VC30), Cambridgeshire (VC29), Derbyshire (VC57), East Gloucestershire (VC33), East Ross (VC106), East Suffolk (VC25), Elgin, Herefordshire (VC36),
North Ebudes (VC104), North Essex (VC19), North Hampshire (VC12), North Wiltshire (VC7), South Aberdeenshire (VC92), South Lancashire (VC59), South Wiltshire (VC8), Staffordshire (VC39), Warwickshire (VC38), West Gloucestershire (VC34) and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
Gateway), but not present in south-west England and Wales (UKMoths).
recorded in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea). See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.
NBN Grid Map:
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Danish mainland, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norwegian mainland,
Romania and Sweden (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: