is a rare species in Belgium, hitherto
only mentioned from the provinces West-Vlaanderen, Antwerpen and
larva feeds on Acer pseudoplatanus, Acer platanoides and Acer saccharinum.
When young in a small mine, usually near midrib in the angle between
veins, later in 3 successive downwards cones made
tip of a leaf lobe on the same or another leaf. Pupation
yellow membrane on the underside of the leaf.
adults hibernate. They fly from July till May.
similar to other Caloptilia
species, but usually recognised by its smaller size and the clear
whitish band on the brown forelegs.
Antwerpen, Berchem, 23 June 2006.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)