Small, full depth, irregular corridor mine. Older larvae live free
on the plant (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).
Yellow; head and anal shield shining black, prothoracic shield yellow
with a darker outer margin (Hering, 1962a) (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
genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including East Sussex (VC14),
Flintshire and South Wiltshire (NBN
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Albania,
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic,
French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Lithuania,
Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia - Central and South, Slovakia,
Spanish mainland, Switzerland, Ukraine and Yugoslavia (Karsholt
and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.