not so common species in Belgium.
Sometimes becoming a pest in orchards.
yellowish larva makes a variable leafmine on Malus sylvestris and rarely on Prunus. Egg is laid on
the underside of the leaf, close to a vein. The
mine starts as a narrow winding gallery which sometimes widens
conspicuously towards a secondary blotch. Pupation in a yellowish brown
cocoon among leaf litter.
adults fly in two generations a year; in May and
Hainaut, Antoing, 08 September 2007.
mine on Prunus
- view upperside
(Photo © Chris Snyers)