local and rare species in Belgium, thus far only known from four
larva feeds on Rosa canina. In the autumn, it bores into
the soft part of a stem. After hibernation if feeds on the flower-buds
and the shoots, spinning a leaf to a bud. It pupates on the foodplant
close to the larval feeding place, under a few strands of silk.
adults fly from late June till August. They are active at night
and come to light.
Antwerpen, Kontich, 28 June 2004.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)