Origin: North America
First finding in Slovenia: 1980
Pathways: transported with tree saplings, secondary spontanuous spreading
Possible to identify: June-October
Flight time of adults: June-October
Habitat: Forests, farmland, urban environments where Black locust trees are present.
Status in Slovenia: Widespread everywhere where Black locust trees occur.
Similar species: Adult moths are very similar to several other species in the family Gracillariidae, but of these only Black locust leaf miner (Macrosaccus robiniella) shares the same host plant species. They can be distinguished by the shape of the leaf-mines.