Last modified: Feb. 28, 2023, 10:58 a.m.
A very rare species in Belgium. For a certain identification, study of the genitalia is necessary, especially because of its resemblance with Sorhagenia rhamniella and Sorhagenia lophyrella , living on the same foodplants.
Pupa light brown in a slight spinning.
Young larvae mine the stem of a leaf. Later they make a gallery in young twigs eating the soft centre. This activity causes the terminal leaves to wilt, thus indicating the presence of a larva.
Pupation in a slight spinning amongst debris on the ground.
One generation a year: from mid June till the end of August.
Oligophagous on Rhamnaceae.
Heathland and woodland.