common species throughout Belgium. Occurs sometimes as a pest in
larva lives on the fruits and in spun leaves of Malus,
Pyrus and Prunus,
but also on a wide range of other trees and shrubs.The larva of the
second brood hibernates. Pupation in the larval habitation or between
freshly spun leaves.
adults fly in two generation per year which may sometimes overlap: from
end May till the beginning of July, and from August till mid September.
They are active at dusk and later come to light.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 14 August 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)