Body length of 2.6-3 mm. Body pale brown to yellowish brown with black bands present on the abdomen. Eyes are red. Males have a prominent dark spot on the fore margin. Females possess a serrated ovipositor with 2 rows of teeth.
White and cylindrical with black mouthparts. First instars are ca. 0.07 mm in length and final instars reach up to 6 mm in length.
Translucent milky-white and glossy.
Fruits including plum, cherry (Prunus), currant (Ribes), raspberry and blackberry (Rubus).
Larval feeding within the fruit pulp causes damage. Feeding by the developing larvae causes collapse of the surrounding area resulting in a visible depression or blemish on the fruit surface. Rotting of the fruit may follow.
3-13 (climate dependent).