Length males 4 to 5 mm, females 5 to 6 mm. It has light beige wings that are boldly patterned with dark markings.
Most well vegetated places, especially meadows and grassland where the larval host plants grow.
The host plants for the larvae are Hawk's-beard, Cat's-ear and Sow-thistle flower heads, causing galls to form on them.
Quite common and widespread, at least in southern Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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