common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives polyphagously on shrubs and trees in a compact tube of spun leaves on Betula,
Rubus, Quercus, Picea, Larix kaempferi
, Pinus contorta, and less often on grasses or
herbaceous plants. It hibernates in that tube and pupates in the larval
habitation or amongst ground litter.
adults have only been observed from late April till the end of July.
Most specimens have been seen in May. They fly in late afternoon till
dark and later occasionally come to light and sugar.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 21 May 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)