not so common species in Belgium. As with
other Psychids, this species is probably underrecorded.
larva lives in a conical small case covered with lichen and sand
and feeds mainly on lichens growing on rocks, but also on wood,
preferably in dry and sunny places. Hibernates as a larva in the case
attached on rocks or trunks.
adults fly in one generation a year during June and July. The moths
emerge nocturnally and mate in the early morning. The female is
Hainaut, Brunehaut, 10 May 2008.
larva in case (Photo © Chris Snyers)