Last modified: March 5, 2021, 10:01 a.m.
A rather rare species in Belgium.
Green with dark geen dorsal and dorsolateral lines; head and prothoracic plate shiny black. Pinacula black.
The first instar starts its life by mining a leaflet.
See also bladmineerders.be
The caterpillars spin leaflets together into a tube or a roll.
They pupate in a cocoon among detritus or in the earth. The species hibernates as an adult. The adults are sometimes seen flying around in sunshine on warm afternoons.
One generation a year: from August, hibernating, till May.
Dry sandy places with a lot of grass.