common species throughout Belgium.
larva feeds in a silken gallery at the base of the stems of several
grasses, especially Deschampsia and Festuca
spp. It hibernates in that gallery. Pupation takes place in a silken
cocoon on or partly in the ground.
adults fly from the beginning of June till the end of August. They are
easily disturbed by day and later come freely to light.
Antwerpen, Viersel, 20 June 2005.
f 'warringtonellus' (Photo © Maarten Jacobs)