Last modified: April 28, 2019, 11:27 a.m.
A not so common species in Belgium, although after 2004 found over the whole of Belgium: mostly as a case.
The fore wings are shiny ochreous grey, sometimes with darker stipples to the tip. The antennae are ringed alternately brown and white till 2/3 or more, sometimes even till the tip. The wingspan is 12–15 mm.
The larva makes a tubular leaf case. The case is almost barrel-shaped, with a large leaf fragment that, while withering, folds itself untidily around the tube. So giving the name "siccifolia" = dryed leave, to this species.
See also bladmineerders.be.
At first the lava makes little mines. After that the larva feeds from a tubular leaf case. The caterpillars are fully grown in Oktober.
Pupation in the case attached to a stem of the food plant, vegetation or tree trunks.
The adults fly in one generation a year: in May, June and July.