very rare and local species in Belgium, only reported from 3
larva lives on Erica,
Hibernates as an egg, in a batch on the inside of the empty cocoon of the female, attached to twigs on the food plant.
adults fly in one generation a year; from early July till early
September. The males are active during
daytime and later come to light. The females are wingless.
Netherlands, Gelderland, NP Hoge Veluwe, 31 July 2006.
male (Photo © Jeroen Voogd)