rather common species throughout Belgium, more frequently observed
in the sandy areas of the north of the country.
larva lives in a vertical silken tube extending about 10 cm into
the sand on the moss Brachythecium albicans. It hibernates.
Pupation in the silken tube below the surface.
adults fly from June till August. They are active just after dark
and again in early morning sun. They come to light but usually do
not enter traps.
West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 17 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)