Appears to live in a frass covered silk tent and eat window-like holes in the leaf.
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 head capsule is black and there are spots on every segment (Bestimmungshilfe für die in Europa nachgewiesenen Schmetterlingsarten).
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:
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including Bedfordshire (VC30),
Caernarvonshire (VC49), Cheshire (VC58), Derbyshire (VC57), East Gloucestershire (VC33), East Norfolk (VC27), East Suffolk (VC25), East Sutherland (VC107), Glamorganshire (VC41), North Essex (VC19),
North Wiltshire (VC7), Northamptonshire (VC32), Shropshire (VC40), South Wiltshire (VC8),
Stafford and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea). See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.
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Pammene splendidulana (as Pammene ignorata)
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Belgium, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, Finland, French
mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Luxembourg,
Macedonia, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands. Also recorded in Near East
and North Africa (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.