rather rare species in Belgium.
larva lives in a cone of Picea abies, inhibiting
its development and causing it to fall prematurely. The larva lives
probably two years. Pupation in the cone.
adults fly from onwards from May till the end of August. They fly at dusk and
later come to light.
Antwerpen, Oud-Turnhout, 04 May 2007.
(Photo © Wim Veraghtert)