Both adults and the leaf mine cannot be reliably distinguished visually from Parornix finitimella. Adults require genital dissection for a conclusive identification.
The larvae initially produce a gallery leading to a grey/white blotch. They then form two or more leaf folds. The larvae are green with green legs.
Recorded in 82 (30.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in September 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 10 April to 24 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 21 August to 11 November