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A fairly common species in Belgium.
The course of the mine is sinuous and rarely following a vein. In the beginning the mine is allmost completely filled with black frass. Later on in the gallery the frass is more irregular but allways in a thick central line.
See also bladmineerders.be
The egg is deposited at the underside in one of the angles of a rib.
The larva makes a leafmine on the food plant.
The adults fly in two generations a year: in late April-May and July-August.
The larva lives on Corylus avellana and rarely also on Carpinus betulus.