Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
A very rare species in Belgium, only discovered in 2016 and occuring only in NA.
This species is ochreous coloured with many white stripes. The wing span is 10–12 mm.
The caterpillar is greenish white with a lighter brownish head.
The caterpillar makes a silken slender case. It is about 9 mm. Also it is light ochreous brown.
The mouth angle is 20°.
See also bladmineerders.be.
The caterpillar forms little fleck mines.
The eggs are deposited at the underside of the leaves.
Caterpillars are appearing in the autumn making a little case and feeding at the lower parts of the hostplant. The caterpillars are overwintering half grown and start to feed again in springtime. The caterpillar makes mostly more fleck mines in one leave.
The Larvae are full-fed in June.
The adults are on the wing from the end of June till the beginning of August.
In Belgium so far mostly/only in limestone regions.