common species throughout Belgium.
egg is laid on the axils of the flowers and stalks of Lotus
uliginosus, but probably also on other foodplants, like Corylus,
Quercus, Salix, Carpinus,
Ligustrum and Agrimonium.
The young larva lives in a chamber divided into 3 to 5 compartments
spun on the underside of a leaf. In later stages it lives on decaying
leaves on the ground, feeding in mild weather throughout the winter.
Pupation in a cocoon attached to a dead leaf on the ground.
adults fly from mid June till the end of August. They are active at
dusk and later come to light.
Namur, Gembloux, 08 July 2010.
(Photo © Jean Yves Baugnée)