Very common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives in a mine on the underside, less often on the upperside of
the leaf of Platanus. The mine is very obvious and
more mines occurs regularly on one leaf, in some cases up to
pupates inside the mine and the pupa hibernates.
adults fly in three generations a year: from April towards early June,
late june towards mid August and again during Oktober. They are mainly
active at dusk and come to light.
Liège, Sart Tilman, 02 April 2007.
ex pupa (mine 24/11, indoors 20/03, imago 02/04)
(Photo © Chris Steeman)