very local and rare species in Belgium.
larva feeds on Salsola kali and very rarely on Atriplex.
At first, it burrows into the stems, usually the side-shoots and later
it feeds externally under a silken web on the unripe seeds. Hibernates
as a pupa in a subterranean cocoon of silk mixed with sand, it may lie
over two years.
adults fly in July and August in one generation a year. They are active at dusk and later come to
West-Vlaanderen, Bredene, 07 July 2006.
(Photo © Erik Vanloo)