Last modified: Sept. 7, 2023, 1:51 p.m.
A very rare species in Belgium, seldom recorded.
This small but attractive species has a slight metallic sheen to the yellowish-white fasciae on the forewing.
The wingspan is 9 mm.
See also bladmineerders.be
The larvae make a erratic meandering gallery and during the following spring it expands and the mine becomes an irregular elongate blotch, it often occupies the full width of the leaf.
It pupates in a loose cocoon external.
The adults come to light.
The adults fly in one generation a year: from late May till early August.
Cool forest on calcareous soil.