A fairly common species.
larva lives in a case which it constructs with fragments
of vegetable matter such as bark, pine-needles, grass and lichens.
It feeds on lichens, decaying plants and fresh leaves. It pupates in
the case attached to a twig or a tree trunk.
season is from late May to July in one generation a year. The
females are apterous and living entirely in the larval case.
Namur, Doische, 02 June 2006.
larva (Photo © Chris Steeman)