rarely observed species in Belgium, mainly recorded from the northern
provinces. It is a synanthropic species occurring worldwide.
larva lives in a silken gallery on dead and decaying vegetable and
animal matter, and it is sometimes used in forensic medicine and
criminology. It pupates in a cocoon in the larval habitation.
adults have been observed from June till September. They come to
light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Oostmalle, 18 August 2005.
(Photo © Wim Veraghtert)