very rare species in Belgium, only known from five provinces. Most of
the observations are older records from before 1980, but only in the
province of West-Vlaanderen are a few recent records known.
larva lives on Ononis
repens and Trifolium
Mine an opaque ochreous brown gallery along midrib with clearer
branches where the larva has fed. Larva changes leaves and leave the
mine just before pupation.
adults fly in two generations a year: in May-June and again in
August. They come occasionally to light.
West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 16 June 2003.
(Photo © Diederik D'Hert)