An uncommon and local species in Belgium.
Restricted to wet habitats.
larva lives in the seeds of Typha angustifolia or T.
latifolia, causing the down to hang out in large, conspicuous
masses. It hibernates. Pupation takes place in the sead-heads.
adults fly from mid June till the end of August. They fly around the
foodplant at dusk and later come to light.
West-Vlaanderen, Moen, 13 July 2007.
(Photo © Pieter Vantieghem)