rather common species in Belgium.
larva makes a leafmine on different species of
Populus and on cultivars.
adults fly in two generations a year; during May and August.
They often rest om poplar trunks.
mine: starts as a slender gallery, initial corridor not contorted and
often following a vein, frass in a narrow black central line. The later
gallery widens appreciably, often forming a false blotch, frass pattern
Liège, Liège confluence rivers Outhe & Meuse, 06 September 2008.
mine on Populus nigra cv.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)