A rare and local species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on Solanum
dulcamara or occasionally on Atropa belladonna.
It makes a transparent blotch in the leaves of the food plant, mines
are usually found in shady places and often several mines in a leaf.
Pupates in an open network cocoon usually amongst debris on the ground.
Hibernates as an adult.
adults fly in two generations a year; during July and again from
October onwards till April. They hibernate in dense cover. They come
Luxembourg, Nassogne, 25 March 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)