uncommon to rare species in Belgium.
larva mines the leaves of Circaea
lutetiana and different species of Epilobium, also
found on Chamerion
It pupates in a whitish cocoon attached to a leaf or to leaf litter on
the ground, occasionally inside the mine.
adults fly in one generation a year; from July till late May and
overwintering in thatch, houses, hollows and other shelters.
Liège, Liège, 04 July 2009.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)