Adults are about 2.5 mm and may be dark metallic green, bronze, copper, blue or violet. The larvae mine the leaves of various plants.
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Various habitats including well wooded areas.
The leafmines appear from spring to early summer. Adults are usually recorded from March to September.
Overwintering adults are sometimes found in moss and leaf litter.
Widespread and fairly frequent, particularly in the southern half of Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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