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A very rare species in Belgium, but probably overlooked in many places.
See also bladmineerders.be
The young larva makes a circular blotch mine without an initial gallery on the upper side of a leaf of the food plant. The abundant black frass lie in indistinct arcs or spirals and are attached to the upper cuticle forming a dark central fleck.
Pupation in a white oval silken cocoon, generally spun beneath a leaf of the food plant.
The adults fly normally in one generation a year during May. When conditions are favourable a second generation occurs during August.
The larva lives on Coronilla varia and on different species of Dorycnium and Lotus.