Last modified: Feb. 21, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
A very rare species in Belgium.
A very small species with brown-grey narrow forewings.
Wingspan is 6–8 mm.
The antennae are alternately ringed brown white till the tip.
This species makes a very small light brown case of about 4 mm.
The mouth angle is 40°.
The case is composed of 8–10 small leaf fragments, placed in a herringbone manner (see foto).
See also bladmineerders.be.
Caterpillars live from the autumn till May. Fully grown larvae are to be found from March till May.
The adult is day-active and rather hard to find due to its small size.
The adults are on the wing in June and July.
Large areas with Calluna.