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A very rare and local species in Belgium.
The almost straight forewings are ochreous/greyish till more yellowish. There are broad white lines and a clear white costa line.
The antennae are vague ringed alternating at the topside, at the bottom there are no dark spots.
Wingspan is about: 11–14 mm.
The larva lives in a greyish case of 6 mm. This case is made of silk and is tubular and trivalved.
The mouth angle is about 30°.
See also bladmineerders.be.
The eggs are deposited on a flower of the host plant.
The larva feeds on the seeds in the capsule. Caterpillars live from July till mid-September. Then they overwinter at ground level in the case spun in the surrounding vegetation. They are fully grown in May.
Pupation takes place in July at ground level.
One generation a year: from the beginning of May till the end of July.