Length about 3 mm.
Grassy areas where the foodplant Creeping Thistle grows.
Peak time is probably around July and August.
The larvae mine the rosettes of Creeping Thistle, later feeding in the stems.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 14 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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