A common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives in leaves spun together on Alnus, Betula and Populus. It hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon formed between leaves of the foodplant.
adults fly in one generation a year; from late April till end
August. In favourable years, a partial second generation occurs till
late September. They come to sugar and
West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 03 July 2003.
(Photo © Diederik D'Hert)