Length males 4 to 5 mm, females 5 to 6 mm. It has light beige wings that are boldly patterned with dark markings.
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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
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