rare species in Belgium.
larva lives on Lathyrus, Lotus, Medicago, Trifolium and Vicia.
It makes a tentiform mine, that is strongly inflated and almost folding
the entire leaflet. The upper surface is mottled white and tenated
plants become very obvious. Pupates in a light brown cocoon.
adults fly in two generations a year; During April and May and again from late August towards September.
Namen, Dinant, 02 October 2009.
mine on Vivia sepium
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)