rare species in Belgium, but probably overlooked in many places.
young larva makes a very short, sinuous leaf-mine, followed by a
ca. 10 mm long serpentine mine ending in a blotch of ca. 1 cm diameter
on Laburnum anagyroides. It has also been recorded on Genista
and Lupinus. Pupation in a silken cocoon on the foodplant
or in the nearby vegetation.
adults fly from mid May till the beginning of September. The main
flight period is June.
Namur, Rochefort, 29 May 2005.
(Photo © Paul Faontaine)