Last modified: May 14, 2020, 5:42 p.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.