Last modified: March 13, 2021, 4:26 p.m.
A pest species, not often recorded in Belgium.
See also bladmineerders.be
The rosy white larva develops usually in potato tubers, but when it emerges on leaves, it forms a gallery and penetrates the fruits, stems and leaves of the food plant. Larval development only above temperatures higher as 10°C. Hibernation as egg and later it pupates in a very narrow whitish cocoon.
In our country usually on the wing from late June towards October.
Usually around six generations a year in Mediterranean regions, but it appear usually from April till October with the generations overlapping each other.
The larva develops usually in potato tubers, it forms a gallery and penetrates the fruits, stems and leaves of: Lycium europaeum, Lycopersicon esculentum, Nicotinia tabacum and different species of Solanum.