common species throughout Belgium, more common in the northern areas.
larva lives on Lonicera periclymenum, occasionally on Symphoricarpos
or Leycesteria. It makes an underside leaf mine which contorts
the leaf completely. Fresh mines are observed in three periods:
March-April, July-August and October. It is not known in which stage
the winter is passed. Pupation inside the mine.
adults fly in three generations a year; most common in May-June,
less common from the end of July till mid October, and the least
observed in November.
Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 03 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)