very local and rare species in Belgium, thus far only known from two
provinces: West-Vlaanderen and Brabant.
larva feeds on Inula conyza and Carlina vulgaris.
The larva of the first generation lives in the stems, and the second
generation lives in the flower buds and on the seedheads. Pupation
takes place in the excavated stem parts.
The adults fly in two generations: from May to July and again in August and September. They are
active at dusk and night and come readily to light.
West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 16 June 2003.
(Photo © Diederik D'Hert)