very rare and local species in Belgium, until now only known from two
provinces. The species has a tendency to become more common during the
larva makes an oval mine on the underside of Populus alba or Populus canescens.
Because of the hairy underside of the leave, the mine is almost
invisible there, while it is clearly marked on the upperside by its
contrasting yellowish colour. There can be several mines on the same
adults fly from September. They hibernate in bark crevices or in other shelters and reproduce in early spring.
Antwerpen, Wilrijk, 03 February 2006.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)