Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium. Found after 2004 in the whole of Belgium.
This species gives a yellow-white impression. The forewings are white, but there are a lot of broad yellow stripes coming together in the apex. That is giving the wing the yellow shine.
Wingspan is 11–15 mm.
The antennae are not so clearly ringed brown and white.
The fully developed case is a hairy, greyish brown case. It is about 1 cm long.
The mouth angle is 90°.
See also bladmineerders.be
The eggs are oviposited at the underside of the leaves, close to a vein.
The little larva makes a corridor. Finally results in a blotch of 2 x 5 mm, from which the youth case is cut.
Larvae are full grown at the end of May till the end of July.
Pupation takes place close to the ground on the of the plant.
The adults fly from late June towards August. They come occasionally to light.