very rare and local species in Belgium, hitherto known only from 2
provinces. Probably overlooked due to it small size. Where it occurs,
the species can be locally common.
larva lives in the flower-heads of Echium
vulgare, spinning them together and causing a brownish
stain. Pupates in a cocoon in the dead flowers of the food plant.
adults fly in one generation a year; from late April towards early
June. They are active
during sunny days. They come sparsely to light.
Namur, Doische, 05 May 2005.
male (Photo © Chris Steeman)