Last modified: Oct. 8, 2023, 11:51 a.m.
A not-so-common species in Belgium, but probably much more widespread, difficult to study because of the similarity of the mines of Stigmella anomalella.
The mine is a long sinous gallery that gradually widens. The black frass is in a central line throughout. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish the mine from that of Stigmella anomalella.
See also bladmineerders.be
Pupation takes place in a red-brown cocoon spun at the base of a leaf-stalk or on a leaf of the foodplant.
The adults fly in two generations: April-May and July-August.