rather common species throughout Belgium, more frequently observed
in the sandy areas of the north of the country.
larvae live in a tubular case covered with sand, on the stems and
the roots of Ammophila, Corynephorus, Festuca ovina
and probably other grasses. They hibernate. Pupation in a cocoon
in sand at the base of the foodplant.
adults fly in June and July. They are active at dusk and come to
West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 17 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)